It’s been a while since I have done a normal post. So I thought I would dust off the cobwebs by doing a nice easy wrap up. So without further ado, the next 5 books I have read this year:
⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
This is a graphic memoir about a family journey of immigrating to the United States from Vietnam in the 1970’s. This memoir actually tackles quite a bit: what it means to be a mother, starting over in a new country, the effects of war. Overall this is very well done and overall very touching. At times it felt like she was trying to say too much in a small space, and should have maybe split it up into a few volumes to go a bit more in depth. Just a little more focus on which point she was driving home, it felt slightly divided. But a beautiful story nonetheless.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer
The final book in the Southern Reach Trilogy. If you have read any of the previous books you will know, this series is very weird and it’s hard to say anything without spoiling. I will keep it simple, if you started the series, I would recommend finishing it. It’s worth it to get some answers.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
This is a short story written in 1892, I picked it up after reading a post recommending short stories and it was available at my library. Holy this was so much better than I thought it would be, it blew me away. According to Goodread this is based on the author’s own experiences. It is the story of a woman after child birth, who isolated in an old mansion with bars on the window and yellow wall-paper that is starting to tear. Which is all slowly driving her insane. I would tell everyone to pick up this book it’s 63 pages and it’s amazing. Even if you don’t like it….it’s only 63 pages.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Descender Vol.1 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen
This is the first in a graphic novel series about boy robot living in a world where robots are now illegal. Showing his story while also running from people trying to kill any robots left. It was very good and I plan to continue with the series.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Universe of Us by Lang Leav
This is a poetry collection, about love and broken hearts. Her writing is beautiful. I just wish there was some more variety, different subjects. I typically sit down and read most of a collection at once, so when doing that it felt repetitive. I think I am going to try one more of her collections with a different theme and see how that one goes for me too. Because the images she creates are amazing.
Well I am very behind on my wrap ups, but I am reading so slowly these days that it is working out quite well for blogging purposes.
Have you guys read any of these books, let me know what you thought in the comments 🙂