Thursday, November 19, 2015

Books in Review: Mid November #NaBloPoMo

Ok. TECHNICALLY, this isn't quite the middle of the month. But shuddup.

Since it's #NaBloPoMo, I've been doing more full book reviews lately, but this is just a recap of November Reads, thus far. Books with their own previous review post are linked. 

Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis- It got better with age.

Mathilda Savitch by Victor Lodato- I would not read this book again. I don't really read books twice, anyway. But I definitely wouldn't with this one.

Ready Player One by Clive Ernest - I liked this much more than I would have thought if someone had told me what it was about. 

Apocalypticon by Clayton Smith - Let's admit it. I read this because I thought the author and his friends were adorable at Book Riot Live. That's also why I'm going to read the books of the other two guys. #DontJudgeMe #OrDo #IDontCare

Not- Reviewed 
Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead: I have read other things by this author. Here we've got some sort of genetically/ chemically enhanced female military/ body guard and a scoundrel of a man (also near perfect genetically) she has to protect. I think you know what happens. Plus there's some good social caste system stuff thrown in. Despite the fact that your predictions are absolutely correct about how the basic story goes, I've already checked out the second one from the library. 

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight: This one was a little heart- tuggy for me because I'm a working mom with daughters who I sometimes miss. Kate, the mother in this book, is struggling with relate guilt while she tries to piece together what led to her daughter's death, which was deemed a suicide. On one hand, I really liked this book. It's one of those books where you already know the girl is dead and now the living people are all giving their pieces so we can figure out what happened. And everyone is lying about something. So, if you like that kind of book, you'll probably like this one.

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen - I hope I review this one soon. Before I forget everything.

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay - Ms. Gay presents a set of essays that discuss race, class, poverty, and feminism and their representations in popular culture. I laughed, I fumed, I agreed with almost everything. I might make my daughter read it.

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