HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday – four days of family time with a side of delicious food? Sign me up. Here are some of my favorite recent reads about families – the ones you can’t life with and the ones you can’t life without.
The 2018 TBR
Despite how in denial I am of this fact, we are rapidly approaching the end of 2018. (WhAAATTTT that’s crazy) I spent a bit of time this morning staring at my shelves and got absurdly overwhelmed by the titles I had promised myself I would read this year (some new, some old) and now it feels time is running out. So, here are ten titles that I’m committing to finishing before we crash into January 1, 2019! I’m a mood reader and pretty unreliable when it comes to sticking to a strict list, so I’m going to let myself pick them up as I feel the vibe.
CLICK ON A TITLE TO READ ITS SYNOPSIS:
- Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
- Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Other People’s Love Affairs by D. Wystan Owen
The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Early Work by Andrew Martin
Melmoth by Sarah Perry
The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
Spooky Reads for Fall
Happy (almost) Halloween, bookworms! I’m not sure about y’all, but I am so ready to be done with the 80 degree days with 1000% humidity. Bring on the cool, crisp fall I love so much. My sweaters are itching to be worn outside of the confines of my extremely over air conditioned office. In lieu of the weather I crave, I’ve crafted this list of spooky reads to conjure that feeling. Some are favorites of mine, others are on my TBR. Curl up under a blanket with a mug of hot apple cider, light a fall candle, and crack open one of these reads. Let’s get spooky!
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (1, 2, & 3)
Title: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You, and Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Author: Jenny Han
Genre: Young Adult
Pub date: April 15, 2014
Read if you like: high school love stories. Continue reading
Thank you to the lovely people at Riverhead Books for my copy of The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon. All thoughts and images are my own.
Title: The Incendiaries
Author: R.O. Kwon
Genre: Literary fiction
Pub date: July 31, 2018
Read if you like: The Girls, White Fur, Awayland, anything about cults. Continue reading
Some of my favorite pride reads, recommended by mood.
CLICK ON THE TITLE TO JUMP TO ITS SYNOPSIS:
- For the book you’ll want to read again as soon as you’ve finished it: The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
- For the one to send chills down your spine: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
- For a coming of age story that will make your heart ache: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
- For the beautiful story in the untraditional format: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
- For the one to whisk you away on an adventure: Less by Andrew Sean Greer
- For the stunning YA novel about grief, anxiety, sexuality, and so much more: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
- For the classic that helped blaze the trail for all the others: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
- For the novel that will teach you about places and times you’ve never read about: Disoriental by Négar Djavadi
Caleb and Kit
Thank you to the lovely people at Running Press Books for my copy of Caleb and Kit by Beth Vrabel. All thoughts and images are my own.
Synopsis: (as told by the back of the book)
Caleb is shorter, frailer, and more protected than most twelve year olds. That’s because he was born with cystic fibrosis, a disease that fills his lungs with mucus and shortens his lifespan. The rules and routines that manage his disorder control too much of Caleb, not that his prying mom or perfect older brother seem to care. Continue reading
Each of the books I read in December, organized by mood. I’ve linked my more in-depth reviews wherever possible! Continue reading
Best Books of 2017
Below is a list of my favorite books I read this year, organized by mood. I linked my reviews wherever possible (some I read before I created the blog!) Continue reading
Synopsis: (as told by the back of the book)
Be who you are.
When people look at George, they think they see a boy. Buy she knows she’s not a boy. She knows she’s a girl.
George thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte’s Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can’t even try out for the part… because she’s a boy. Continue reading