To Kill a Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee

Rating: 5/5 This is a reread for me, as a friend of mine encouraged me to pick it back up. I was initially reluctant, as I feel this book is way over-hyped and have been feeling grumpy about it being PBS's Great American Read (which I believe is primarily due to it consistently being a … Continue reading To Kill a Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee

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Giant Days Vol. 6 Allison, Sarin, Fleming, Cogar

Rating: 3/5 Still thoroughly enjoying this comic series, and looking forward to continuing to follow the girls on their delightful misadventures. They begin their second year of university, and living off campus is not quite as easy as they thought it would be. They deal with broken furniture, grumpy neighbors, getting jobs, and making repairs. … Continue reading Giant Days Vol. 6 Allison, Sarin, Fleming, Cogar

At the End of the Century ~ Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Rating: 2/5 This short story collection comes from India, but is written in English instead of translated as Jhabvala is an immigrant to India herself. Anita Desai wrote a lovely introduction, and I don't typically read introductions, but have enjoyed some of Desai's previous work and trust her judgment. Jhabvala herself unfortunately has passed, and … Continue reading At the End of the Century ~ Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Giant Days Vol. 5 ~ Allison, Sarin, Fleming, Cogar

Rating: 4/5 I thoroughly enjoyed diving back into their world as they finished their freshman year of college. Their summer break plans were ridiculous, but accurate. I know plenty of my friends who sat around or worked until a music festival, and then had a crazy experience at the festival.  I felt like the overall … Continue reading Giant Days Vol. 5 ~ Allison, Sarin, Fleming, Cogar

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape ~ Sohaila Abdulali

Happy Book Birthday to What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape! Rating 4/5 Trigger warning: rape, sexual violence, assault This collection of essays covers a wide range of topics under the umbrella of talking about rape. Abdulali jumps back and forth between political opinion, factual evidence, and personal narratives. This three way look … Continue reading What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape ~ Sohaila Abdulali

Marriage of a Thousand Lies ~ S J Sindu

Rating:4/5 This novel was delightfully readable, which is a stark contrast between many of the books I've been reading lately. I needed something lighter and easier to read as I'm headed into winter with already several inches of snowpack on the ground in Vermont.  Lucky and her husband Krishna have been married for several years, … Continue reading Marriage of a Thousand Lies ~ S J Sindu