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I love how Joe Hill seems to be moving away from his horror roots and expanding into other genres. His latest is just a really good story that is a bit more reader-friendly than some of his other novels. Plus, how can you not love a heroine who has a special fondness for Disney and Mary Poppins?
Sarah Vowell is always good for a laugh and for a ton of fascinating facts about American History. This collection of essays was no different. In fact, her thoughts on the awful 2000 election made me love her that much more. I think this means we were meant to be besties.
Robin Wasserman’s novel is painful and surreal look at teen girls, the pressures they face, and just how easy it is to succumb to those pressures. I say surreal because I am just not used to reading about main characters who come of age during the 1990s, which is when I did. I loved this novel, as it confirmed just why I hated those years so much.
I’ve been reading through a few novels by Edward A. Dreyfus. I have been hugely impressed with his writing and original ideas.
I just finished reading ‘Buddies’ and absolutely loved it.
A psychological murder mystery that addresses issues of modern day sexism and stereotypes. Buddies was one of my favorite reads this year and one that I plan to re-read soon. Something I very rarely do.
What am I reading? Not sure yet! It’s time again for me to do a lovely tasting menu of newly checked-out library books, because I am NOT going to gobble up The Raven King with the ravenous (ha ha) speed that I want to gobble it up with. Instead I shall ration it out slowly to myself, and meanwhile read other books alongside it.
Nice! Good luck with your tasting menu!
Now you have me wanting Girls on Fire and to try the Fireman! I am also kind of dying to read My Best Friend’s Exorcism! I hope it lives up to expectations.
Oh, all three were SO good! You will be hearing more about each of them, I’m sure!
Ha! I totally forgot I got an ARC of Girls on Fire. Now I need to finish my book so I can start!
Oooo. Read it! Read it!
I’m so excited to read more Sarah Vowell after listening to Lafayette in the Somewhat United States. I loved her brand of humor!
Also, I started The Passage about a week ago and I was immediately hooked. That’s saying a lot considering a lot of my reads haven’t been grabbing me lately. I can’t wait to really dig in to it, especially now that the full trilogy is available!
This would be my third Sarah Vowell book. I am hooked. Her humor, her approach to history – I love it all!
Oh, The Passage is SO good! I thought the sequel was just as good, if not better, but I know others thought it was boring. I cannot wait to finally dive into that final book. I am trying to hold off as long as possible!
What did you think of the new Kubica book??? I keep seeing mixed reviews. I still haven’t read one of her books, but I want to!
Honestly, out of all the books I read that day, the new Kubica was not my favorite. It was okay but not excellent. My other reads were downright excellent, so I am not certain if that is impacting my opinion. I did really like her other two novels though, so I would highly recommend either one!
We Should All Be Feminists is such a perfect readathon read. Well, really, it’s a perfect read for any time!!
Have a great week!
It was the perfect choice for the readathon! Short and sweet and yet with substance so you won’t forget it.
Oooh – Girls on Fire sounds great! I came of age then too and love books with that theme set in that time period. And – Bonfire of the Vanities is one of my all-time faves 🙂
Interested to hear your thoughts on Before the Fall…been seeing that around.
If you love grunge, then you definitely need to read Girls on Fire. I couldn’t tear myself away from it!
So far, I am really loving Before the Fall. I am just so impressed with the pending releases I have been reading lately!
This is the first I’m hearing of Girls on Fire, but I could totally be down with some 90’s teen angst. And it looks like you had some great Readathon picks! I love, love, loved We Should All Be Feminists.
I *really* liked Girls on Fire. Think of it as an explanation behind the grunge movement and why it became so popular so quickly. Raw, emotional, frenzied – the story is the embodiment of a song by Nirvana or Pearl Jam.