As I've dug myself out of a reading slump these last few months, Michelle McNamara's I'll Be Gone in the Dark was amazing in that it was an engrossing read that pulled me in and pulled me through without loosening its grip, and it made me think about a lot of things – things that I want to discuss here.
Tragic, bleak, beautiful, painful, powerful, hopeful – all are words that could describe The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.
I'm calling it right now: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn is going to be one of my favorite books for 2018.
I'm mixing things up this week with a double review of Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Although an unlikely pair, these books are most powerful when read together.
When they're kids, the four Gold siblings visit a psychic together, and she tells them the exact day they're going to die. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin then tracks the siblings, showing the impact this knowledge has on their choices and their lives.
I can't tell you how many times I've felt like a bad feminist. Much of what Roxane Gay says in her essay collection Bad Feminist describes emotions and thoughts and experiences that I identify and connect with deeply. And just as Gay finds freedom in identifying as a bad feminist, I find peace in knowing I am not the only person who feels like a bad feminist from time to time.
reordering is really something I should take advantage of more. It's like sending future-you a surprise! Here are my top titles I'll be ordering in advance in 2018.