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Hooray for books!
January brought me some real goodies to kick off the year.
Here’s a January wrap- up of books I read. Click the titles to read my full reviews of each.
Short fiction from The New Yorker
The New Yorker delivers superior fiction to its readers, all available to read on their website for free. In this article, I put the spotlight on Cat Person, The Semplica Girl Diaries, The Lottery, The Bear Came Over the Mountain, and The Christmas Miracle.
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
What a beautiful book. Four young siblings visit a woman who can predict the exact day they’ll die. When they find out the news, the rest of their lives are lived under the shadow of that prediction. Sometimes liberating, sometimes wistful, always fascinating.
Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
Abby, an attorney, return home to investigate a local corporation. When she’s forced to confront her past, she realizes that the crappy people she was so happy to leave behind are still pretty crappy.
Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff
Lots of fire and fury would be an apt description of Trump’s first 100 days in the White House. With accounts from Washington DC insiders including Steve Bannon, Wolff’s book was met with threats of lawsuits to shut it down. Count me in!
Delicious Foods by James Hannaham
What do we need to nourish us? For Darlene, it’s a decades-long addiction to cocaine. We hear from three narrator in this book: Darlene, her son, Eddie, who loses his hands, and the cocaine itself. Not for the faint of heart.
Artemis by Andy Weir
Jazz Bashara, a smuggler living in the moon-based community Artemis, has a chance to pull off the heist of a lifetime for a pile of (virtual) money. Can she do it? It’s a whimsical and tech-laden look at what it takes to live in space.
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Teen girls develop the ability to shock assailants with their hands. As the power spreads among females, we see society shift worldwide to matriarchy. Discard your preconceived notions of a female-led society being kinder and gentler.
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
Sylvie and Dan are a disgustingly happy, in-sync couple. When they discover how many more years they have together thanks to technology and modern medicine, they freak out and enter a game of one-upmanship in surprising one another.
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