As proposed by Modern Mrs Darcy, here are my current reads which consist of short, casual book reviews in 140 characters or less.
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick – Entire book composed of letters to Richard Gere. Awkward, sad, strange YET tender, lovely and eternally hopeful. #oedipusschmoedipus
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – Lonesome bookstore owner and a cast of wonderful characters, quiet relationships & a steady promise unfold on Alice Island. #LovedIt
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi – Intertwining story of family, relationships and fables. Alternating narrators, beguiling females & mysterious mirrors. #fairytalesforadults
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler – Love, love, love. Pick it up, read it. The writing & art in this YA book in brilliant, perfect and a far cry from so much else that is out there in this genre. Will recommend to ages 15 – 105 and place it on my ALL TIME FAVORITES shelf. Do not read on ANY e-reader as the illustrations/layout are what add to the greatness of this book. ( I cheated on this review as there’s no way to contain my love in 140 characters).
Perfect by Rachel Joyce – Heaviness of characters, while sometimes overwhelming, made me keep reading in hopes for redemption for each of them. It was, quite #perfect.
Just Jake by Jake Marcionette (Age 12!) – Jake’s story of his family’s move from FL to MD includes sibling rivalry, parent’s well-meaning encouragement & trying to fit in. #AWESOME
Let me know what YOU are reading.