Currently reading: The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Slade House by David Mitchell ๐Ÿ“šLoved it, even though it verges on horror. I had the experience that happens to the characters – losing myself in time while the story/orison was told, but luckily the author didn’t steal my soul, I think.

Finished reading: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor ๐Ÿ“ša fun YA read with great characters

Finished reading: Morningside Heights by Joshua Henkin ๐Ÿ“šI could not grasp the point of this novel. Lots and lots of exposition but why?

Currently reading: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell ๐Ÿ“šI did love it, to the point of slowing down in order to make it last longer. I was saddened by the end, which seemed hopeless as we are all consigned to a word of violence and inequality. Still thinking about it, though.

Currently reading: The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2021 (The Best American Series ยฎ) edited by Ed Jong ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Matrix: A Novel by Lauren Groff ๐Ÿ“šI loved this book. Very different from her other novels. Semi-historical fiction about an abbess in the 12th century. Beautiful, lyrical, and tied to the present day in many subtle ways.

Quit reading: Creatures of Passage by Morowa Yejidรฉ ๐Ÿ“šWhile I liked the characters, the writing and the setting (DC in 1977 when I was in high school there), there was far too much child abuse so I had to quit at about half-way through.

Currently reading: Matrix: A Novel by Lauren Groff ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson ๐Ÿ“šI have mixed feelings. I loved the language (a Caribbean influenced patois) and the world building. I hated the child abuse.

Currently reading: Creatures of Passage by Morowa Yejidรฉ ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Actress by Anne Enright ๐Ÿ“šPossibly an unreliable narrator. I actually like when I’m not sure whether I can trust the story teller. An excellent book about some of the bad things that happened in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Finished reading: The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida ๐Ÿ“šI don’t have much to say. It was quite “preachy” but also had some interesting insights.

Finished Reading Saigon by Sam Hawken ๐Ÿ“šI really enjoyed it. I don’t love suspense or violence and this story had manageable, interesting, levels of both. I cared about the characters. More importantly, I cared about Vietnam. A few typos but nothing that took away from the story.

Currently reading: The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: Actress by Anne Enright ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Beautiful Ruins: A Novel by Jess Walter ๐Ÿ“šEntertaining enough, but I won’t be seeking out work by this author.

Finished reading: The Paris Library: A Novel by Janet Skeslien Charles ๐Ÿ“šI did not love it. While the setting, Paris during the German Occupation, was interesting, the book seemed more like a YA novel than a book for adults.

Finished reading: A Closed and Common Orbit: Wayfarers 2 by Becky Chambers ๐Ÿ“šI loved it. I mean, it’s not great literature, but it’s fun, has interesting characters, and is a thoughtful portrayal of a future with sympatico AI. What does it mean to be friends with an AI?

Currently reading: A Closed and Common Orbit: Wayfarers 2 by Becky Chambers ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh ๐Ÿ“šA hard read. Allie’s had a tough hand dealt to her and she doesn’t hold back here in describing a lot of pain. While I wouldn’t call it a funny book, she is so aware of life’s absurdities that there are funny moments.