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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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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May 2018

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

  • For when you’re craving a dark, modern fairy tale: What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine
  • For historical fiction that will immerse you in a lesser known era: America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo
  • For a dark novel that reads like a collection of short stories: Sorority by Genevieve Sly Crane
  • For a collection of short stories that will sweep you away for an afternoon: Awayland by Ramona Ausbel
  • For a techy adventure with a fascinating female lead: The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen
  • For when you’re ready for a multi generational memoir of addiction, parenthood, institutional racism, & more: Air Traffic by Gregory Pardlo
  • For when you just want to laugh out loud: Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley
  • For a novel that so expertly describes the experience of a doctor’s office waiting room: Disoriental by Négar Djavadi
  • For a chance to live as that rule-breaking teenager you never truly were: Marlena by Julie Buntin
  • For a steamy (& well-written) love triangle in the foreign world of New Guinea in the 1930s: Euphoria by Lily King
  • For a magical world so beautiful it will make your heart hurt when the book is over: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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