April 2018

Each of the books I read in April, organized by mood.  I’ve linked my more in-depth reviews wherever possible!

  • For that day when you need a reminder to just chill out: In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It by Lauren Graham
  • For a story that will make you grateful for all the things not going wrong in your life: The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
  • For a nonfiction read to make you nostalgic for your high school theater glory days: Drama High by Michael Sokolove
  • For a short story collection that feels like binge-watching TV: You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curist Sittenfeld
  • For a memoir that will have you picking your jaw up off the floor again and again: Educated by Tara Westover
  • For a novel-reading experience that feels like a form of 2018-specific therapy: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
  • For a creepy NYC thriller that will make you want to delete all forms of social media and throw your phone out the window: Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton
  • For a meandering read that takes its time through an Upper West Side neighborhood: Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen


March 2018

Each of the books I read in March, organized by mood.  I’ve linked my more in-depth reviews wherever possible!

  • For an insightful new translation of a book you didn’t think you needed to reread after high school but now you do: The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson
  • For a kooky adventure that’ll have you wanting to sharpen your math skills: The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs
  • For a night of Israeli stand-up that will have you cringing with discomfort: A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman
  • For an enchanting memoir that will leave you loving soil in a way never thought possible: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • For a terrific coming of age story of a group of adult friends: The Gunners by Rebecca Kauffman
  • For a well-paced mystery that will immerse you in a small town in Japan: Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan
  • For a classic that will make you cry in public if you dare read this book on the subway: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • For a heart-wrenching read that will force you to reconsider what you consider love: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
  • For a thought-provoking, bone-chilling collection of short stories: All the Names They Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva
  • For a fantastical walk down memory lane: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • For a flowing series of vignettes about a woman growing up in her 30s: Laura and Emma by Kate Greathead
Pass on Sunburn by Laura Lippman.