A study on alternative financial services in the US. A humorous, motivational memoir by a semi-celebrity. A gay YA romance. A gripping thriller.
I didn't get to read much in May, but I did listen to two podcasts and watched some good Netflix shows, so here are my entertainment reviews and recommendations for the month of May!
The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever by Jamie Wright As a quirky Jewish kid and promiscuous punkass teen, Jamie Wright never imagines becoming a Christian, let alone a Christian missionary. She is barely an adult when the trials of motherhood and marriage put her on an unexpected collision course with Jesus. After finding …
I read a book with a lot of good viewpoints and a lot of swearing, and it made me think about how we react to profanity (and how those reactions need to change).
A couple re-readsfrom high school -- one astounding, one pretty good. One quick meh novel. One on theology. One marriage of science and religion.
An okay thriller, a better thriller, and a stunningly awful, beautifully told true story.
A sociological study by a comedian, a meh memoir-meets-self-help book (but the author has a great blog), and a fictional midlife crisis.
Goodreads Description Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with the United States, the faraway land of skyscrapers and Nikes, while his identical twin, Raul, never felt that northbound tug. But when Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of the region's …
My Sunshine Away by M. O. Walsh "It was the summer everything changed...." My Sunshine Away unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when fifteen-year-old Lindy Simpson--free spirit, track star, and belle of the block--experiences …
This seriously might be the worst book I've ever read.