Book Logs 2021

It’s gotten away from me again. It’s been a year since I’ve logged what books I’ve read.

And there’s a reason I do this. I was looking at the log from last year, and noted that I had read the Ocean at the End of the Lane. I had no memory of having read this book. I’ve been noticing it on my bookshelf for months now, going… man, I should read that one. BUT I HAVE.

At any rate, I’ll try to piece together the past in no particular order:

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab
This is a freaking great book. A co-worker recommended it. After I read it, I gushed and thanked her for recommending it, and another coworker asked what book we were talking about. We told him about it, and a couple weeks later, *he’s* gushing about it to us. I was telling that story to another friend, and they got it and read it, and gushed about it.

It’s a great book. Now you know.

365 Nights: A Memoir of Intimacy by Charla Muller with Betsy Thorpe
Non-fiction memoir of a woman who decided to give her husband the gift of sex every day for a year. No, it’s not graphic or even a little bit tittilating– these are very religious people– it’s a book with some interesting insights into couplehood.

Educated by Tara Westover
FASCINATING autobiography of a woman raised by extremist Mormons, and her rise from not-schooled childhood to PhD. Riveting story.

In process:
The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
She Memes Well by Quinta Brunson
Law 101 by Jay M. Feinman
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
You’ll Never Believe What HAppened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar

On the metaphorical bedside table:
The Madwoman and the Roomba by Sandra Tsing Loh
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse