- Wool by Hugh Howey. 5 stars.
- Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá. 5 stars, review.
- An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. 4 stars, review.
- The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. 5 stars.
- If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo. 4 stars, review.
- First Test by Tamora Pierce. 4 stars, review.
- The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos. 4 stars, review.
- Draw Your Day by Samantha Dion Baker. 5 stars.
Books read: 8
Average rating: 4.5 stars
Notable Posts by Others:
- English with Style and Humor: Random House’s Chief Copy Editor on Lesson’s Learned @ What’s Nonfiction – A great review of what looks like a really fun book!
- No Lights, Camera, Action @ Strikeouts + Sprinkles – A fun review of Ozark done in a collaborative format by Becky and Paul.
- Why YOU isn’t Romantic: My Stalking Experience @ Spine Cracker – An important commentary on the Netflix show that premiered recently.
- Is It All In My Head? @ Strikeouts + Sprinkles – A reminder that it’s normal to feel a little extra self-conscious sometimes.
- The Marie Kondo Books Debate Has Classist & Racist Undertones That Can’t Be Ignored – This discourse has made me sooo angry, and this article really explains why. I’ve been obsessively sharing it with anyone who shares that dumb meme.
- Happy Death Day [Film; 2017]: God I just love this movie so much.
- Wrong Turn 2: Dead End [Film; 2007]: Typical Bad horror movie, not for those with sensitive stomachs.
- Fyre Fraud [Film; 2019]: Pretty interesting, but needlessly condescending toward and about millennials, as if no other generation has ever been fooled in any way. Can’t say I don’t luv that #drama tho.
- FYRE [Film; 2019]: This paints a much more stark view of the situation than Fyre Fraud does. It seems Fyre Fraud aimed more for shock and comedy and focused more on Billy himself. FYRE focuses more closely on the festival itself as well as its financial ramifications. Much more informative.
- Sorry to Bother You [Film; 2018]: Really intriguing. Not sure what I was expecting, but this definitely wasn’t it. I’ll be interested to see if this gets any Oscar noms (they come out after I write this but before this post will be published).
- Thoroughbreds [Film; 2017]: Wasn’t quite in the right mindset for this, but still appreciated it a lot. Slow build to an incredible climax. Will definitely be re-watching it in the future.
- Isle of Dogs [Film; 2018]: I enjoyed this overall, but the White Savior trope wasn’t great.
- Eighth Grade [Film; 2018]: This unfortunately didn’t do much for me. I can appreciate Elsie Fisher’s acting, but I really just didn’t Get anything out of it.