Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Books Lately

Happy Show Us Your Books day with Steph & Jana! Happy first SUYB of 2020! I thought I read a lot over the holidays but apparently not as I don't have a ton to share today. I did get to a few re-reads at the end of the year, so maybe that's why. But all my books today are good ones, which is awesome.

That's Hazel. She was my reading buddy for a couple weeks.

The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne
follows the life of gay irishman cyril (not a real) avery
This was long and slow, but goodness it was worth it. It was well written, it was beautiful, it was heartbreaking. I laughed and I cried. Not one I'd reread, but one I'd recommend. It's not an instant connection kind of book, but one that grows on you slowly... which isn't for everyone. I took my time and picked it up when I felt like it, which I think helped me enjoy it. I feel like I really know these characters.
Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
young adult
This one is a bit hard to talk about without 'spoiling'. I think it's one you should read without knowing exactly what its about, if you can help it. It was book club's December pick, I really liked it. I don't know that I have much to say about it besides that. It's a very short and quick read, it's sad and heartbreaking, even sadder when you think it could have been written today but it was written in 1999. I wish I'd read this in high school.
Unfu*ck Yourself - Gary John Bishop
self help
I think books like these are so unbelievably subjective so take my review with a grain of salt. I loved it. I don't know if it was just the right book at the right time, the right amount of blunt no nonsense common sense, or because I listened to it and I was super here for his scottish accent. Either way, I really really liked it.
Red at the Bone - Jacqueline Woodson
family, race, sexuality, class, everything.
I don't even know how to explain this book. It's about so much, but so short. It's so emotional, so beautifully written. It's narrated from multiple perspectives, not told in a linear fashion but it flows beautifully. I wish I was better with the words. I recommend.

Headliners - Lucy Parker
This was absolutely everything. I adored it. I love Lucy Parker, the end.
Received from Netgalley.

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TL;DR - I recommend.... well, all of them. 

Read anything decent lately?

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