Every Summer After
Everyone and their mother seems to be reading this book. I keep seeing it pop up all over Bookstagram and when my guest host for book club in July suggested it, I was excited. I love a good brain candy read and this cover just gave me all the summer vibes. But ultimately, [unpopular opinion alert] this one was just okay for me.
Call Your Daughter Home
If you loved Where the Crawdads Sing and have been looking for another book with the same slow burn Southern vibes, strong female characters, and swamp justice, then Deb Spera's Call Your Daughter Home should definitely be added to your TBR.
The Roe Reversal
Since the Supreme Court announced its decision to reverse the ruling of Roe v Wade last Friday, I can't stop thinking about what it means.
Evren Baby Blanket
Did you know that more babies are born in the summer months than any other time of year? Do you know someone who is expecting? If so, I've got the perfect project for you!
The Forest of Vanishing Stars
I finished this book in two days. For me, that's pretty dang quick and usually means forfeiting much-needed hours of sleep and disregarding some of those pesky adult things like laundry or cleaning. This book was really good, like if The Nightingale and Where the Crawdads Sing got together and had a baby, it would be this novel.
The story kept me guessing right up until the reveal at the end, but I was disappointed and let down by the twist and the killer's motivations. It was mentioned in the book how the killer was almost theatrically going for the shock factor with the murders and the way the bodies were positioned. Seems to me that maybe the author was doing the same thing, but it just didn't hold water for me.
Under the Skin
Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and the Health of Our Nation by Linda VillarosaPublished by: Doubleday BooksPublish Date: June 14, 2022Genre(s): Non-Fiction, Racism, Medical HistoryHB&W Rating: 4View on GoodreadsBuy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository Synopsis In 2018, Linda Villarosa’s New York Times Magazine article on maternal and infant mortality among black mothers and babies in America caused an awakening. Hundreds of studies had previously established a link between racial discrimination and the health of Black Americans, with little progress toward solutions. But Villarosa’s article exposing that a Black woman with a college education is as likely to die or nearly die in childbirth as…
The only thing really carrying this story was Molly herself, but that was plenty for me, as I really liked her. For other people, it may not be enough, though. This is not a deep-thinking book. There's no pulse-pounding thrills, nothing too complex, just plain easy reading with a feel-good ending.
The Atlas Six
I'm not entirely sure what I just read. Like seriously, I finished it a couple of nights ago and I am still left scratching my head on this one.
2022 Spring Break Staycation Part Two
The newly renovated Union Station facilities houses not only the new aquarium, but several other fun attractions like a mirror maze, ropes course, carousel, and of course the St. Louis Wheel!