Books, Recommendation

What I Read | SUMMER 2017

Favorite Books of the Summer The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz Saenz is one of my all time favorite authors, so I was not surprised when I fell in love with his new book.  It's about growing and discovering who you are and coming to terms with your dark side by… Continue reading What I Read | SUMMER 2017

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Books, Recommendation

What I Read | APRIL 2017

Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson Bryson, known mainly for his European travelogues, here documents his return to the USA through a series of newspaper essays.  Having tasted life in Europe, his musings about his home country are mostly exasperated.  Occasionally, usually at the prodding of his British wife, he remembers something lovely… Continue reading What I Read | APRIL 2017

Books, Recommendation

What I Read | MARCH 2017

Recommended books are italicized! The Ordinary Princess by M. M. Kaye What a cute book!  I want to give this to all little kids to read as an antidote to classic fairy tales.  That is, after all, it's entire point.  What if a princess wasn't perfect?  Could she find love, acceptance, and joy anyway?  Of… Continue reading What I Read | MARCH 2017

Books, Recommendation

What I Read | FEBRUARY 2017

This month I read some fantasy, some non-fiction, and some contemporary fiction both satirical and...weird.  Recommended books are italicized! Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb The second book in Hobb's Farseer trilogy started out slow but became quite engrossing about halfway through.  Initially, I complained about the dearth of female characters, but then Kettricken wound up… Continue reading What I Read | FEBRUARY 2017

Books, Recommendation, Weekly Series

What I Read | November 2016

Eight books this month, ranging from YA fantasy adventures to historical scandals in early Hollywood.  Oh, and I finally read The Little Prince, which was a LONG time coming. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson Woodson's prose reads like poetry, which helps make her story more palatable.  I mean, it's GOOD, but it is a devastating… Continue reading What I Read | November 2016

Books, Recommendation

What I Read | October 2016

Yikes!  I only read five books this month, and two of them were re-reads.  But what I lack in quantity I think make up in quality.  Well, mostly. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer I adore Amy Schumer, and her memoir only validated my opinion.  Her humor manages to be equal… Continue reading What I Read | October 2016

Books, Recommendation

What I Read | August 2016

From a Russian classic to a dragon-centric fantasy to inspirational non-fiction...my reading tastes were diverse this month! The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky I started this in July at the request of one of my new friends.  It's her favorite novel of all time, and while I can't claim that for myself, I was really impressed… Continue reading What I Read | August 2016