July Wrap-Up

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

I read a lot in July! And I'll probably read even more in August! I've been reading a lot of amazing stuff lately, and a wider variety of topics and genres than ever before. All of these were great. My favorite of the month? Six Stories for sure. It blew me away. I'll be posting a full review of it pretty soon.
From this month...
Most likely to reread: Six Stories (I actually think I'll reread this pretty soon to see how my perspective changes knowing the ending)
Funniest: Shrill
Kept me up at night: Six Stories
Most impactful: Tell Me How it Ends



1. Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski
5/5
Page count: 225
Genre: thriller, mystery
Unique feature: told as a transcribed podcast, with an epic twist ending

2. What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
4.5/5
Page count: 336
Genre: mystery, drama
Unique feature: by a debut author, based on true events

3. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West
4.75/5
Page count: 260
Genre: memoir, humor, feminism
Unique feature: you'll learn and laugh your ass off at the same time

4. Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli
4.5/5
Page count: 128
Genre: essay, social justice
Unique feature: this is an essay based on the 40 questions asked of immigrant children entering the US

5. The Wendy Project by Melissa Jane Osborne
4/5
Page count: 96
Genre: graphic novel, fantasy, drama
Unique feature: the illustrations are stunning, and it's a modern take on Peter Pan

6. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
4/5
Page count: 160 (though I listened to the audiobook)
Genre: mystery, fantasy, gothic
Unique feature: This involves a multiple-homicide via arsenic, a cat named Jonas and a narrator named Merricat

7. The One That Got Away by Leigh Himes
3.5/5
Page count: 384
Genre: lit. fiction, women's fiction
Unique feature: features a pretty epic life swap

8. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
4.5/5
Page count: 460
Genre: drama, mystery
Unique feature: recently adapted into a well-reviewed TV series

9. Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak by various authors
3.5/5
Page count: 144
Genre: memoir, collaboration project
Unique feature: This is literally a book made up of hundreds of memoirs at exactly six words each

10. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
4/5
Page count: 130
Genre: essays, feminism
Unique feature: it's so important




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