What I read this month: May 2018

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  • The Immortalists started out really strong for me, but it lost its lustre by the final section. Still a solid read, though.
  • Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime was my book club’s pick for this month and I’m so happy we chose it. I never watch The Daily Show so I’m not familiar with Trevor, but his life story was fascinating.
  • So happy I’m not the only one to procrastibake.
  • If you were a fan of The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, you’ll want to pick up a copy of her new one, Love and Ruin. While I really enjoyed the book, I can’t help but wonder if the only reason I liked it so much is that I’m a big Hemingway fan. Not that Martha Gellhorn isn’t interesting. Quite the opposite, actually. I just found the love story between her and Hem to be a bit thin.
  • I’ve read a bunch of Malcolm Gladwell lately. I thought Blink was a little underwhelming. I liked Outliers and What the Dog Saw, which I read last month, way more.
  • I listened to an audio recording of David Foster Wallace’s speech, This is Water. Amazing. I’m slightly terrified of committing to Infinite Jest but it’s moving up on my list.
  • While browsing my local bookstore, I stopped to read the picture book by Jory John called The Bad Seed.  Such a clever story, and so beautifully illustrated.
  • I’m still working on Stephen King’s Danse Macabre. It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s just been my in-between-books book for the last little while. I like returning to it whenever I feel like it. Like an old friend, we pick up where we left off.
  • And speaking of the King, I finally read Pet Sematary because I want to write a Book vs Movie post about it. As with many Stephen King adaptations, the book is much better.


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