Sunday.April.28 – Saturday.May.4
AKA: Another good reading week!
FINISHED READING: 5
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Love Morgan Matson!!! Her books are just so feel-good reads. In this story, we have Charlie, the youngest of 5 trying to get her older sister’s wedding back on track after disaster after disaster threaten to ruin the day. Family dysfunction and family love take center stage in this book. It’s unbelievably hectic, and wild and I enjoyed every second of it (even if Charlie did annoy me sometimes). [4*]
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (read by Jim Dale)
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
OMG!! This book is so damn HILARIOUS!! The stories are ridiculous, and Lawson’s recounting is the best thing ever. I really enjoyed everything she had to say about mental illness. Recommend the audiobook!! [5*]
The Wrong Mother (Spilling CID #3) by Sophie Hannah
Do not read this as a standalone! You’ll just be as confused as I was. I had no idea it was part of a series. So while I was trying to solve the main mystery, I was also trying to figure out what was going on between all these detectives. The mystery itself is actually really well done. I was a little shocked by the denouement (in a good way). [3.5*]
CURRENTLY READING: 2
Farewell, My Lovely (Philip Marlowe #2) by Raymond Chandler
My goal is to read the whole Philip Marlowe series. I’m about a quarter of the way through this read and while I am enjoying it, it feels a bit… different from The Big Sleep.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Okay, I barely started this book last night so I’m not that far into it yet. But first impression: the MC runs a blog!!! #relatable haha
UPCOMING READ: 1
Audiobook! Which one? Idk. Nothing is really calling to me right now…
IN OTHER NEWS:
Today is Cinco de Mayo. So if you want to go and get drunk? Go ahead! Just don’t use this “holiday” as an excuse (especially if it has absolutely nothing to do with your culture i.e. non-Mexican). Seriously. Don’t wear fake mustaches. Don’t wear a sombrero. It’s just plain wrong. Stop appropriating a historical event that has nothing to do with you. For the record, I’m Latina, not Mexican. So I will not be celebrating the Battle of Puebla. Because again, I am not Mexican. And if you’re not either, then you know what NOT to do.
HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE! 😀