October 2018

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

  • For the super-duper fun adventure: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
  • For when you need to fill the void in your heart that A Star is Born left behind: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (out March 2019)
  • For a gothic, spooky, literary adventure down the streets of Barcelona: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (reread)
  • For when you need a reminder that humanity can actually be beautiful sometimes (and so awful at others): Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (audio & reread)
  • For when you just want to smile: Slothilda by Dante Fabiero
  • For to make the flu season heebie jeebies even worse: Severance by Ling Ma
  • For a reminder that being a teenage girl is being a teenage girl, no matter what country: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

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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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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