The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer My rating: 3 of 5 stars To me, the best thing about the audiobook is that it is read by Rebecca Lowman. There is something about Rebecca Lowman’s voice and style that makes me feel at home in any narrative. As for the writing, … Continue reading
It’s been a little while since I’ve made a book video. This is what I’ve been reading recently. Please join me in the discussion. Link in the bio. Books Mentioned: The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher The Rules of Magic by Alice … Continue reading
Convenience Store Woman and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine should not be paired. In this video, I take a walk through a Japanese convenience store and then discuss why these two books don’t belong together because of character arcs, identity, ego, and social expectations.
In this video, I talk extensively about the books Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish, and I mention The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and talk briefly about The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer.
Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir by Amy Tan My rating: 3 of 5 stars This has the word memoir in the title, but I wouldn’t describe it as a memoir because there is no over-arching narrative that ties the chapters together. However, that didn’t make it less interesting … Continue reading
Green Girl by Kate Zambreno My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read Green Girl because Roxane Gay discusses it in her book of essays, Bad Feminist, and I liked what she had to say about it. Roxane Gay says that this book captures the performance of femaleness. I related … Continue reading
The Idiot by Elif Batuman My rating: 4 of 5 stars When I read this book, I didn’t find it especially engaging. If anything, I found it confusing, but afterward, I could not stop thinking about it. It’s more of an intellectual experience than an emotional one. The protagonist, Selin, … Continue reading
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green My rating: 2 of 5 stars I read this book to fill the category of “best-selling YA” for my reading challenge. I have previously read one John Green novel, The Fault in Our Stars, which I didn’t love. I wasn’t planning to … Continue reading
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed My rating: 4 of 5 stars Dear Sugars is one of my favorite podcasts, but I usually don’t get much out of reading the Dear Sugars column. I prefer hearing the discussion between Steve Almond and … Continue reading
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read Purple Hibiscus because my reading challenge asks that I read a book that has my favorite color in the title. As far as I’m concerned, the entire reading challenge has served its purpose by prompting me … Continue reading