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 ????
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 ????
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 ????????
There’s too much blank sky where a tree once stood.
4. The Dry by Jane Harper ??????
Hidden somewhere in the dark, the cicadas screeched.
5. Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean by Richard Logan, Tere Duperrault ??????
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 ??????????
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 ??????
I wear my mistakes like badges of honor, and I celebrate them.
8. Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand ????????
Telling the truth when you’ve done something wrong is the most terrifying thing in the world.
9. Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls ????????
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 ??????????
Evil can do anything, for a price.
11. Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card ??????
If everybody says something, it’s almost always wrong.
12. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh ??????????
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 ??????????
…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 ??????
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 ????????
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 ????????
Is déjà vu actually the specter of false timelines that never happened but did, casting their shadows upon reality?
Now, Go. See. Do.