Or should I say, what I have read.
I am not the fastest reader. I go in and out in spurts. My time is limited but I have managed to read a few things so far this year.
1. The Princess Diarist - As a lover of all things Star Wars and the passing of Carrier Fisher, this moved quickly to the top of my "must read" list. As a fan of both the movie and her in general I enjoyed the book but I feel that if you were not a Star Wars geek it might get lost on you a little. To know what a big deal that movie was and is and to hear her own thoughts and words about what was going through her mind while it was filming and the general back story of her early career is fascinating.
2. Roller Girl - My library has a ton of graphic novels. I have been seeking out girl empowering comics to read and this one did not disappoint. This is very YA but it was a quick read that as someone who once worked for a roller derby team and has some really close roller derby friends this is a must read. If you don't know much about the sport this is a great intro to it. I recommend if you have tween girls that they should read this as well. Very positive message.
3. Eleanor & Park - This has the feel of an 80's John Hughes film. I mean that in the best way. If pretty in pink is your jam you should totally read this.
4. Stiff - Kaylah of the Dainty Squid has been talking up Mary Roach for a long time so I decided to give it a whirl. I listened to this on Overdrive, an app where I can download e-books through the library to my phone. This really had me engaged. The subject matter is a bit morbid and at times had me shifting in my chair. It will change the way you think about funerals. The history of what society has done, is doing and is looking to do with the human body after it is lifeless will both entertain and educate you. I made my husband, who does not read much, listen to it in the car and he was completely enthralled.
5. Ready Player One - I am a sucker for a dystopian novel. This one is being made into a movie so I thought I would give it a whirl. I am only halfway through it so I can't give a full review but so far I don't hate it. Video game subject matter is not my favorite but the writing is fluid and all the 80's references give this a fun nostalgic feel. *edit I finished this book and I could not put it down. It really pulled me in and had me loving all the 80's references and the suspense kept me from sleeping because I had to know what happened next.
As you can see my tastes are all over the place. I am trying to branch out since my husband thinks all I like is murder and gore.