Recent reads & so on.
In an attempt to stop staring at news updates on Twitter, I'm going to compile a list of some of the books I've talked about lately over at Kirkus and at Patreon. (Note! I'm just including posts that are about single books, not posts about comic issues or podcasts or short stories or television or movies or my ongoing Handmaid's Tale close read, etc.)
My GOAL is to NOT LOOK AT TWITTER AT ALL while I do this. Let's see if I can do it.
(Judging by how twitchy I'm already feeling—like, the notification bell is dinging away and WHAT IF I'M MISSING SOMETHING—I don't know if I'm going to make it.)
Recently, at Kirkus:
The Fashion Committee, by Susan Juby
I Believe in a Thing Called Love, by Maurene Goo
Eliza and Her Monsters, by Francesca Zappia
Gem & Dixie, by Sara Zarr
What Girls Are Made Of, by Elana K. Arnold
Done Dirt Cheap, by Sarah Nicole Lemon
The Mesmerist, by Ronald L. Smith
Recently, at Patreon:
Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's Rights, by Deborah Kops
Pink is for Blobfish, by Jess Keating
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World, by Laurie Lawlor
Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History, by Tori Telfer
Memoir of Susie King Taylor: A Civil War Nurse, by Pamela Dell
Ghosts Beneath Our Feet, by Betty Ren Wright
Christina's Ghost, by Betty Ren Wright
The Midnight Mystery, by Betty Ren Wright
Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse, by Catherine Reef
Weedflower, by Cynthia Kadohata
YOU GUYS I MADE IT.
But holy cow, that was... not easy.
I'll try to put these together more often so they're more manageable. And also so that I don't have to be off Twitter for SUCH AN EXTENDED PERIOD OMG WHAT DID I MISS???