My favorite reads of this year (and damn, was it a good year of reading), organized by mood! Short stories, essays, novels, love stories, and so much more. Click on a title to read my full review.Continue reading
Thank you to the ever wonderful Kelsey Manning at Touchstone Books for my copy of This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps. All thoughts and images are my own.
Title: This Will Only Hurt a Little
Author: Busy Philipps
Pub date: October 16, 2018
Read if you like: laughing, crying, people who are just freaking real. Celebrity memoirs with heart, like Bossypants and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?. Continue reading
One huge massive shoutout to my wonderful friend Heather for gifting me this book on my last birthday. Heather and I met this past May and she just gets me. Her passing of this book to me on a special occasion just shows the level to which that is true.
Title: Places I Stopped on the Way Home
Author: Meg Fee
Genre: Essay collection
Pub date: May 3, 2018
Read if you like: falling in love, NYC, falling out of love, hope. Continue reading
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
Title: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Author: Hank Green
Genre: Very 2018 specific sci-fi
Pub date: September 25, 2018
Read if you like: Arrival, Black Mirror but much more fun. Continue reading
Thank you to the lovely people at BookSparks for my copy of Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Title: Daisy Jones & The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genre: Fictional interviews
Pub date: March 5, 2019
Read if you like: A Star Is Born, Sound City, sex, drugs, and all things rock and roll. And the interview collection Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness.
Thank you to the lovely people at Random House for my copy of Passing for Human by Liana Finck. All thoughts and images are my own.
Title: Passing for Human
Author: Liana Finck
Genre: Graphic Memoir
Pub date: September 15, 2018
Read if you like: graphic novels and admittedly unreliable narrators. Continue reading
Thank you to Dante Fabiero for my copy of Slothilda. All thoughts and images are my own.
Author: Dante Fabiero
Genre: Comic Series
Pub date: October 2, 2018
Read if you like: the illustrations of Liz Climo and all things sloth. Continue reading
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
Author: Stephanie Garber
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Pub date: May 29, 2018
Read if you like: immersing yourself in magical worlds with just a bit of reality. Continue reading