Reading All Day

Welcome to quarantine reading. What else is there to do? Honestly, I could be cleaning out a closet (or two) but that’s not going to take my mind off the reality of what’s going on in the world. I’ve never been more grateful for my “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

Read All Day: March

1. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan ⭐️⭐️

Genre: Fiction

You know, I’m really starting to think the whole world is just a patchwork quilt of crazy little cults, all with their own secret spaces, their own records, their own rules.

2. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson ⭐️⭐️

Genre: YA Mystery

The people you love weren’t algebra: to be calculated, subtracted, or held at arm’s length across a decimal point.

3. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Fiction

There’s too much blank sky where a tree once stood.

4. The Dry by Jane Harper ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Mystery

Hidden somewhere in the dark, the cicadas screeched.

5. Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean by Richard Logan, Tere Duperrault ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: True Crime

She really was a female Moses in the bulrushes, a waif cast adrift on the waters who would begin her life all over again, almost from scratch.

6. The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Nonfiction

That is why we women have to lift each other up—not to replace men at the top of the hierarchy, but to become partners with men in ending hierarchy.

7. The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Nonfiction

I wear my mistakes like badges of honor, and I celebrate them.

8. Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Historical Fiction

Telling the truth when you’ve done something wrong is the most terrifying thing in the world.

9. Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Autobiography

Sometimes something catastrophic can occur in a split second that changes a person’s life forever; other times one minor incident can lead to another and then another and another, eventually setting off just as big a change in a body’s life.

10. Son (The Giver Quartet, #4) by Lois Lowry ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: YA Fiction

Evil can do anything, for a price.

11. Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: YA Fiction

If everybody says something, it’s almost always wrong.

12. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Fiction

Hate can be passionate or disengaged; it can come from dislike but also from fear.

13. No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us By Rachel Louise Snyder ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: True Crime

…for every woman killed in the United States from domestic violence homicide, nearly nine are almost killed.

14. Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedians Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Autobiography

I was diagnosed with autism at the age of five. I wasn’t diagnosed as a comedian until much later, though I always loved to perform and make people laugh. When I started doing stand-up in my teens, I realized that I could use comedy to help demystify autism and break down stereotypes. 

15. The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Nonfiction

It was the beginning of that long bifurcation that became my life: Obey and hate yourself, survive. Disobey, redeem yourself, perish. I thought later how simply and quickly they had introduced that concept to me, as easily as breaking a little finger.

16. Recursion by Blake Crouch ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Science Fiction

Is déjà vu actually the specter of false timelines that never happened but did, casting their shadows upon reality?

Now, Go. See. Do.

~meemish

Let’s Talk Books

It’s cold here and getting through the tail end of winter would be hard for me if I didn’t have some good books to read. A few of my choices were in honor of Black History Month.

Read All Day: February

1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Classic

They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions… but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.

2. Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Fiction

We repeat what we don’t repair.

3. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Nonfiction

Don’t judge your feelings; notice them. Use them as your map. Don’t be afraid of the truth.

4. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Fiction

And I get up because it is the only thing I can do.

5. The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Mystery

I’d subliminally determined at this point that the only way to really know what was going on in the world was to listen to women talk. Anyone who ignores the chatter of women is poorer by any measure.

6. The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Fiction

I feel a free that I didn’t feel in long time and when I smile, it climb from inside my stomach and spread itself on my teeths.

7. The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Mystery

I have learned that under certain circumstances, a fib is not only permissible, but can even be an act of perfect grace.

8. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Fiction

What I mean to say is, the more you remember, the more you’ve lost.

Now, Go. See. Do.

~meemish

I Love Books!

What would I do without books? I often feel like I don’t have enough time to read all the books on my list and I start to panic. Then, I remind myself, it’s not an assignment I have to finish. It’s purely for my enjoyment and to open my mind to other worlds and perspectives. And then I continue on reading.

Read All Day: January

1. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Fiction

Murderers are not monsters, they’re men. And that’s the most frightening thing about them.

2. Coraline by Neil Gaiman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Paranormal Fiction

Now you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.

3. Do You Mind If I Cancel? (Things That Still Annoy Me) by Gary Janetti ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Nonfiction

Don’t worry about being normal. It’s an awful thing to aspire to.

4. Gathering Blue (The Giver, #2) by Lois Lowry ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Young Adult

Take pride in your pain; you are stronger than those who have none.

5. So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Autobiography

Bitch, stop wasting time fearing the worst! Living through the worst is never as hard as fearing it. Fight the fear and go do what you gotta do. That’s what you came here for.

6. Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Fiction

I started to care less about the future. I cared more about making the present tolerable. And time passed.

7. Whisper Network by Chandler Baker ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Fiction

We followed the recipe and set the timer for eighteen months and figured by then, the glass ceiling would have shattered under the weight of all the world’s leaning women.

8. Messenger (The Giver, #3) by Lois Lowry ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Young Adult

Things seem more when you’re little. They seem bigger, and distances seem farther.

9. The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Fiction

It is a sign of intelligence to recognize our limitations and of maturity to seek help when required.

10. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Mystery

Sunset Towers faced east and had no towers.

Now, Go. See. Do.

~meemish

Whatcha Readin’?

Ahh! How is it almost July and I haven’t posted Mays list yet? Well, that’s what happens in the month of May when you have three kids Maycember is a real thing, people. Amongst the craziness, I still managed to read some great books. Did you survive?

Read All Day: May

1. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

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Genre: Historical Fiction

Tea is to heal. Always remember that food is medicine, and medicine is food. If you take care of the trees, the trees will take care of you.

2. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

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Genre: Historical Fiction

Scientists are not like other people, sir. We cannot slam our portals. We have to follow evidence where it leads, even if no one likes that place. Even if it suggests that all we have ever believed might be mistaken.

3. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

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Genre: Mystery Thriller

People were like Russian nesting dolls – versions stacked inside the latest edition. But they all still lived inside, unchanged, just out of sight.

4. The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

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Genre: Childrens, Historical Fiction

Could anything top the promise and potential of a blank page? What could be more satisfying? Never mind that it would soon be crammed with awkward penmanship, that my handwriting inevitably sloped downhill to the right-hand corner, that I blotted my ink, that my drawings never came out the way I saw them in my head. Never mind all that. What counted was possibility. You could live on possibility, at least for a while.

5. A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

I think Maurice is whatever he needs to be, whenever he needs to be it. He’s an operator, that’s for sure.

6. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Genre: Fiction

I feel like the word shatter.

7. Pandemic 1918 by Catharine Arnold

Genre: History

However, as bad as things were, the worst was yet to come, for germs would kill more people than bullets. By the time that last fever broke and the last quarantine sign came down, the world had lost 3-5% of its population.

8. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Genre: Fiction

There was something unbearable in the things, in the people, in the buildings, in the streets that, only if you reinvented it all, as in a game, became acceptable. The essential, however, was to know how to play, and she and I, only she and I, knew how to do it.

9. The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

Genre: Fiction

Dealing with members of the opposite sex isn’t that dissimilar from training a dog; you need to be firm and persistent.

10. Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

Genre: Historical Fiction

Sometimes, though, you could do the right thing and still feel sick with doubt.

11. The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland

Genre: Fiction

I reminded myself that a beginning and an ending are two different places, and, in real life, you might be able to make your own ending, whatever had gone before.

Now, Go. See. Do.

~meemish

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Need a Good Read?

Is anyone else as ready for summer as I am? Aprils sporadic weather had me feeling, well…blah. At least I had some good books to get me through.

Read All Day: April

1. Watching You by Lisa Jewel

Genre: Fiction, Thriller

Because that’s the thing with getting what you want: all that yearning and dreaming and fantasizing leaves a great big hole that can only be filled with more yearning and dreaming and fantasizing.

2. The Magician by Michael Scott

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Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

If you tell people everything you take away their opportunity to learn.

3. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

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Genre: Fiction, Classics

Perhaps if I make myself write I shall find out what is wrong with me.

4. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

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Genre: Historical Fiction

We women make choices for others, not for ourselves, and when we are mothers, we . . . bear what we must for our children.

5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir

Human knowledge is never contained in one person. It grows from the relationships we create between each other and the world, and still it is never complete.

6. Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails by Michelle Markowitz, Caroline Moss and Illustrated by Carolyn Bahar

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Genre: Fiction, Humor

Mason jars. Chalk menus. Social media tie-ins. I’m probably speaking another language to you, right!?

7. The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

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Genre: Fiction

Dishonesty was part of the price of being a social animal, and of marriage in particular.

8. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Mirrors have an uncanny way of telling the truth.

9. The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd

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Genre: Historical Fiction

It seemed a ridiculously careless accident that made me a female rather than a male. The rest of the time I wondered why it should make a difference at all. But it did.

10. Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

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Genre: Young Adult

What he feared the most was that all this hiding had made it impossible for him to ever be found again.

Now, Go. See. Do.

~meemish

= Favorite Read

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Looking for a Good Book?

A quick road trip mid-month led to a few extra books on the list this month. Do you like to listen to audiobooks while you drive? What are your favorites?

Read all Day: March

1. Got Ideas? by Justin Jones & Scott Waddell

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Building products can seem like a daunting task if you think about everything that has to happen. But if you take it one step at a time, and surround yourself with the right likeminded people, it’s not as massive of an undertaking as you might think. Not to say that you won’t crash and burn. You might? But you have to be willing to fail, over and over again. This very thing is what separates the builders, creators, and doers from the mere dreamers and talkers.

Genre: Nonfiction, Entrepreneur

2. The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

the_hot_zone

To mess around with Ebola is an easy way to die. Better to work with something safer, such as anthrax.

Genre: Nonfiction, Science, History

3. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

the_penderwicks

Skye’s always saying exactly the wrong thing to people-it wasn’t just special for you.

Genre: Fiction, Childrens

4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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Most of what she knew, she’d learned from the wild. Nature had nurtured, tutored, and protected her when no one else would.

Genre: Fiction

5. Final Girls by Riley Sager

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Because here’s the thing about details—they can also be a distraction. Add too many and it obscures the brutal truth about a situation.

Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery

6. The Winter Sister by Megan Collins

the_winter_sister

We O’Leary women—we keep our promises to our sisters.

Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

7. Tweak by Nic Sheff

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Trying is terrifying because I know I will just fail. But I do want things to be different. I do…I am so afraid. I’m afraid to hope again.

Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir, Mental Health

8. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

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I had never classified myself with other girls. I was not of their species; I was different. I had never thought my future would be like theirs.

Genre: Historical Fiction

9. Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

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A long time ago I stopped wondering why there are so many crazy people. What surprises me now is that there are so many sane ones.

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary

10. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

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You can’t keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair.

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult

11. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

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Some people might think that my mother is my biggest problem… but my mother isn’t my biggest problem. Neither is my father… My biggest problem is my brother, Farley Drexel Hatcher.

Genre: Fiction, Childrens

12. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

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You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.

Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography

13. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

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Just because something’s damaged doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be treated with respect.

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult

14. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

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A wrongdoing doesn’t give you the right to do wrong.

Genre: Historical Fiction

Now, Go. See. Do.

~meemish

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What to do During an Earthquake

I just experienced my first earthquake and it turns out, I’m not a fan. Although it was small and caused zero damage or injuries, it made me question what to do in the event of a larger shake. So, here you go. Share with everyone you know.

MYTH – Head for the Doorway: An enduring earthquake image of California is a collapsed adobe home with the doorframe as the only standing part. From this came our belief that a doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake. We now understand that doorways are no stronger than any other part of the house, and do not provide protection from falling or flying objects. You are safer under a table.

For more information on earthquake preparedness visit, shakeout.org

1. Indoors:

Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Avoid exterior walls, windows, hanging objects, mirrors, tall furniture, large appliances, and kitchen cabinets with heavy objects or glass. However, do not try to move more than 5-7 feet before getting on the ground. Do not go outside during shaking! The area near the exterior walls of a building is the most dangerous place to be. Windows, facades and architectural details are often the first parts of the building to break away. If seated and unable to drop to the floor: bend forward, cover your head with your arms, and hold on to your neck with both hands.

2. In a wheelchair:

Lock your wheels and remain seated until the shaking stops. Always protect your head and neck with your arms, a pillow, a book, or whatever is available. See earthquakecountry.org/disability for recommendations for people who use wheelchairs, walkers, or are unable to drop to the ground and get up again without assistance.

3. In bed:

Do not get out of bed. Lie face down to protect vital organs, and cover your head and neck with a pillow, keeping your arms as close to your head as possible, while you hold on to your head and neck with both hands until shaking stops. You are less likely to be injured by fallen and broken objects by staying where you are.

4. In a high-rise:

Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Avoid windows and other hazards. Do not use elevators. Do not be surprised if sprinkler systems or fire alarms activate.

5. In a classroom:

Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Laboratories or other settings may require special considerations to ensure safety. Students should also be taught what to do at home or other locations.

6. In a stadium or theater:

Drop to the ground in front of your seat or lean over as much as possible, then Cover your head with your arms (as best as possible), and Hold On to your neck with both hands until shaking stops. Then walk out slowly, watching for anything that could fall during aftershocks.

7. In a store:

Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Getting next to a shopping cart, beneath clothing racks, or within the first level of warehouse racks may provide extra protection.

8. Outdoors:

Move to a clear area if you can safely do so; avoid power lines, trees, signs, buildings, vehicles, and other hazards. Then Drop, Cover, and Hold On. This protects you from any objects that may be thrown from the side, even if nothing is directly above you.

9. Driving:

Pull over to the side of the road, stop, and set the parking brake. Avoid overpasses, bridges, power lines, signs and other hazards. Stay inside the vehicle until the shaking stops, then proceed carefully by avoiding fallen debris, cracked or shifted pavement, and emergency vehicles. If a power line falls on the car, stay inside until a trained person removes the wire.

10. Near the shore:

Follow instructions above for your particular location. Then as soon as shaking reduces such that you are able to stand, walk quickly to high ground or inland as a tsunami may arrive soon. Don’t wait for officials to issue a warning. Walk, rather than drive, to avoid traffic, debris, and other hazards.

11. Below a dam:

Follow instructions above for your particular location. Dams can fail during a major earthquake. Catastrophic failure is unlikely, but if you live downstream from a dam, you should know flood-zone information and have prepared an evacuation plan for getting to high ground.

Now, Go. See. Do.

~meemish

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Need A Book Recommendation?

Read All Day: February

What a month! Have you read any of these? If so, let me know what you thought in the comments. I’d love to hear what you’ve been reading. Share the love.

1. Where She Went by Gayle Forman

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You were so busy trying to be my savior that you left me all alone.

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Fiction

2. My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper

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One of my great hobbies in life is feeling sorry for myself. Nothing makes me feel more alive than when I suspect I have been wronged. Oh, the energy!

Genre: Non Fiction, Memoir, Humor

3. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

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When I read a book it feels like real life and when I put the book down it’s like I go back into the dream.

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction

4. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

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At the heart of every legend there is a grain of truth.

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction

5. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

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The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.

Genre: Mystery, Classics, Fiction

6. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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After you get stung, you can’t get unstung
no matter how much you whine about it.

Genre: Historical Fiction

7. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

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It all boils down to this: A person has only two options in life, to do something or to do nothing.

Genre: Historical Fiction, Adventure, Young Adult

8. Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

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I am becoming used to an overwhelming, grinding mixture of anger and worry…

Genre: Non Fiction, Memoir

9. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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The things that go unsaid are often the things that eat at you.

Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Contemporary

10. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

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We’re all on a jagged graph. I know I am. Up a bit, down a bit. That’s life.

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction

11. My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

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Every time you see someone’s bright-and-shiny, remember: They have their own crappy truths too.

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary

12. The Invisible Life of Ivan Insaenko by Scott Stambach

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Don’t die before you’re dead. And if you do, let it be the good kind…when the only part of you that dies is who you were supposed to be.

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary

13. Becoming by Michelle Obama

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If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.

Genre: Memoir, Nonfiction

Now, Go. See. Do.

~meemish

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What Book Should I Read Next?

How many times have you asked yourself that same question? Well, get ready for the answer. This year I’ll be adding a monthly list of the books I’ve been reading to the blog. Read All Day (RAD) will be a complete list (the good, the bad, and the ugly) of the books I read the previous month. So, here goes:

 

Read All Day: January

1. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

                                Nine Perfect Strangers

“The lowest point of your life can lead to the highest.”

Genre: Fiction

 

2. Radium Girls by Kate Moore

                                                                                                                          The Radium Girls

“Radium, he determined, was dangerous. It was just that nobody told the girls…”

Genre: Non Fiction, History, Science, Biography

 

3. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

    The Couple Next Door

“Everyone is faking it, all of them pretending to be something they’re not. The whole world is built on lies and deceit.”

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense

 

4. Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes

     Olive's Ocean

 “Home was the same as when Martha had left it, but because “she” had changed, her world seemed slightly different, as though she were seeing everything in sharper focus.”

Genre: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Middle Grade

 

5. Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson

                                                                                    Locomotion

 “No matter how big you get, it’s still okay to cry because everybody’s got a right to their own tears.”

Genre: Poetry, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, African American

 

 

6. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

                                                                                                                               A Stranger In The House

“Suspicion is an insidious thing: doubts have started creeping in, things that he’d previously been able to ignore.”

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense

 

7. Circe by Madeline Miller

                                                                    Circe

    “It is a common saying that women are delicate creatures, flowers, eggs, anything that may be crushed in a moment’s carelessness. If I had ever believed it, I no longer did.”

Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Historical Fiction

 

8. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

                                                                                                        Hillbilly Elegy

“whenever people ask me what I’d most like to change about the white working class, I say, “The feeling that our choices don’t matter.”

Genre: Non Fiction, Memoir, Biography, Politics

 

9. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

                                              The Fault In Our Stars

“But it is the nature of stars to cross, and never was Shakespeare more wrong than when he has Cassius note, ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves.”

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Coming of Age

 

10. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

                                                                                                                                   If I Stay

“Dying is easy. Living is hard.”

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Fiction

 

11. Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams

 

Rabbit the Autobiography of Ms. Pat

“The way you turn  a sad story around, you should be a comedian! You’re the funniest person I know.”

Genre: Memoir, Non Fiction

 

12. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

                                                                                   An American Marriage

“There are too many loose ends in the world in need of knots.”

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary

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~meemish