So. I remembered I needed to write my September Book of the Month post and realized something -- I didn't read any books in September. It wasn't that I didn't start any books in September. Because I totally did. I started re-reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. I also started to read Authority by … Continue reading September 2017 Book of the Month . . . Except it’s actually the books I’m most excited to read the rest of the year.
I need to stop picking up the first books of series because I get sucked in and can't possibly read any of the other 9,000 books on my "to-read" shelf until I've finished the whole series. And Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer (the first book in his Southern Reach trilogy) definitely sucked . . . me in, that … Continue reading August 2017 Book of the Month: ANNIHILATION by Jeff Vandermeer
I. loved. this. book. K bye. . . . . . . Just kidding. I'll review it I guess. Though I've noticed it's almost harder for me to talk about the books I absolutely loved than the ones that were horrible, or even just ok. So, in B.J. Novak's style, I'll keep it short and … Continue reading July 2017 Book of the Month: ONE MORE THING by B.J. Novak
Jenny Lawson has a voice like no other, and if you're looking for both laughs and some serious introspection about your own mental health, Furiously Happy is not going to disappoint. I stumbled across this book at a good time. What on earth that means, I guess I don't know, as I probably would have enjoyed this equally … Continue reading May 2017 Book of the Month: FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson
I read another collection of essays by David Sedaris this month, and of course I loved it. Specific essays stand out to me: "The Understudy" offers a poignant comparison of how we view people as children and our eventual opinions of them once we grow up. In this essay, Sedaris specifically speaks about a nanny … Continue reading March 2017 Book of the Month: WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES by David Sedaris