September 2018

All of the books I read in September, organized by mood.  I’ve linked my more in depth reviews wherever possible.

  • For when you’re craving a story of politely estranged families: Strike Your Heart by Amélie Nothomb
  • For when you’d rather be creeped out than sleep at night: You by Caroline Kepnes
  • For a novel that reads like short stories: There There by Tommy Orange
  • For the rom-com with the right combo of romance and realism: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
  • For a graphic memoir that will make you chuckle and cry: Passing For Human by Liana Finck
  • For that story of female friendship across years and continents: The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles
  • For when you just want to escape on that good old childhood adventure: Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Trueit
  • For that reminder that girls have been doing badass things for a really long time: The Radical Element by Jessica Spotswood
  • For the chance to compete in a magical but dangerous game: Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  • For the one that will make you cry: The Caregiver by Samuel Park
  • For a swashbuckling & diverse teenage adventure tale: A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  • For a melancholy afternoon submerged in words and water: The Seas by Samantha Hunt

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July & August 2018

My favorite reads from July and August, organized by mood.  I’ve linked my more in-depth reviews wherever possible!

  • For that author who just gets life as a 20-something: The Bucket List by Georgia Clark
  • For the reader who just can’t get enough of cults: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
  • For the spooky short stories that will keep you up at night: Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez
  • For the historical fiction lover who wants to learn about an event they’ve maybe never heard of: Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard
  • For the high school love stories that will tug at your heart again and again: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (1, 2, & 3) by Jenny Han
  • For the story you’ll remember forever: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
  • For when you need a reminder that females are strong as hell: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
  • For a beautiful intertwinement of friendship and music: The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
  • For the letter writer: Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson
  • For the new love gone so, so wrong: Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

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TBR: Fourth of July Edition

Four days of vacation, five books… Seems about right?  I know it’s far more than I’ll get through during this vacation, but each is a different genre and I just couldn’t cut it down any further.

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June 2018

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

  • For the memoir that will make you cry: I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell
  • For the one to keep you up at night: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
  • For the whirlwind summer romance: When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri
  • For the hauntingly beautiful short stories: Florida by Lauren Groff
  • For the worldwide adventure: Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  • For the chance to snoop through someone else’s inbox: Hey Ladies! by Caroline Moss & Michelle Markowitz
  • For when you want to indulge your inner romantic: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • For the rollercoaster read: The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir
  • For a reminder of what it was like to fall in love for the first time: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
  • For the frustration of “why can’t they just work it out:” This Love Story Will Self-Destruct by Leslie Cohen

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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