Books, Recommendation

What I Read | SEPTEMBER 2017

  Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman and Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman I loved the documentaries by the same name, so it was fun to read about Ewan and Charley's motorcycle travel adventures from their perspective.  Although it covers the same ground as the films, there were… Continue reading What I Read | SEPTEMBER 2017


Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Morning Star is the third book in the Red Rising series.  Check out my reviews of Red Rising and Golden Son before reading this one! Pierce Brown is a genius.  His science-fiction-solar-system-Hunger-Games trilogy about social hierarchy, revolution, and loyalty is SO GOOD.  And so complex, which is why I was grateful that at the beginning… Continue reading Morning Star by Pierce Brown


The Martian by Andy Weir

There is nothing I can say about The Martian that hasn't already been said.  It's as good as the hype!  It's a technically dense book that somehow makes mechanical engineering exciting.  It's an survival story that captures the loneliness and desperation of space travel.  It's a rescue operation that builds the tension to the breaking point… Continue reading The Martian by Andy Weir


Armada by Ernest Cline

Ugh, I did NOT enjoy this, hardly at all.  Despite a cool premise (video games are secretly preparing civilians to fight aliens) it all just felt so....dumb.  And since I can't say that without explaining myself, Beware!  Click through for spoilers.   Within a plot that so obviously asks us to suspend disbelief, I felt like… Continue reading Armada by Ernest Cline


The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

What a strange book!  It just...didn't do anything that I expected it to do.  I was anticipating a Hunger Games-style revolution, but...nope.  And I think I love it?  Because it was so unexpected, and I really like when books surprise me.  But because it's outside the established narrative, my insides are all confused!  Probably you should… Continue reading The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow


Winter by Marissa Meyer

Okay, this might be awful, but I wasn't blown away by Winter, the last installment in The Lunar Chronicles.  I think maybe it was too long?  All the action takes place on Luna, but there's just so much back and forth and splitting up and reuniting, and...I don't know!  I liked it, but I wasn't… Continue reading Winter by Marissa Meyer


More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

I can't say I liked this book, but I'm so glad I read it and I want everyone in the world to read More Happy Than Not.  I read the entire thing in one night: it was wholly engrossing, and then the plot kicked me upside the head and I learned a new kind of desperation for… Continue reading More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera