Date Completed: 12/16 Rating: 10/10 I started reading this book as part of my Speed Dating with the Shelf series, and am so glad I decided to pick it up that day. The ARC has been on my shelf since way before August, when it was published. I tend to put off reading sci-fi because … Continue reading Dark Matter ~ Blake Crouch
I feel pretty successful overall! I tried out some challenges and also had some more personal goals. I surpassed my Goodreads challenge of 70 books by reading 95! That's 25,906 pages! Now I know to shoot for even higher next year. I started with Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge, and I surpassed my own expectations, … Continue reading My Year in Review, Challenges and more!
Date Completed: 12/15/16 Rating: 6/10 Original Zinn surprised me in that despite the content being from 2006 or even earlier, much of Zinn's message maintains relevance today. Yet at the same time, as with much modern discussion about society, his methods are quickly outdated. Original Zinn is a compilation of Howard Zinn's interviews in recent … Continue reading Original Zinn ~ Howard Zinn
Date Completed: 12/11 Rating: 7/10 Witch was good. I'm glad L.C. Mawson took the time to delve into the female relationships in this book. However, this was not her best, in my opinion. This time around we didn't see many of the older characters in the series, hardly touching on Damon or Jamie at all, … Continue reading Witch ~ L. C. Mawson
Ft. Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, and Inside of a Dog My attempts to narrow my bookshelf material as well as provide fodder for my trips to the local Little Free Libraries present me with Speed Dating from the Shelf. Read the first three chapters, make a decision! Don't hold onto books … Continue reading Speed Dating from the Shelf (#4)
Date Completed: 12/9/2016 Rating: 7.5/10 One Half from the East is the story of Obayd, a boy whose family turned him from girl into boy, called bacha posh, in Afghanistan in order to bring hope to the family. Obayd, once known as Obayda, is called upon to be the boy of the family and bring … Continue reading One Half from the East ~ Nadia Hashimi
Date Completed: 12/6/2016 Rating: 8.5/10 This is the tale of Marvelyn Brown, a young woman who discovers she has HIV at the age of 19. The story takes us through her young life as a child and basketball star through to when she drops out of college and pursues a temporary career in sales until … Continue reading The Naked Truth ~ Marvelyn Brown