Essays, Nonfiction

Shit, Actually by Lindy West

The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema When the world is crap, we need some brevity to cheer ourselves up. Shit, Actually, is that brevity - and I enjoy everything Lindy West writes, so reading this was a given. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author Lindy West was once… Continue reading Shit, Actually by Lindy West

Comic Monday, Graphic Novel, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

Follow Up to Hyperbole and a Half While comparatively a late comer to Allie's work, I absolutely loved Hyperbole and a Half and anxiously awaited word on her highly anticipated follow up, Solutions and Other Problems. I am happy to report, this does not disappoint. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Solutions and Other Problems includes humorous stories… Continue reading Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

Comic Monday, Nonfiction

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

First Book in the Sarah's Scribbles Collection I will always read anything I find even mildly interesting if the author, or main character, is named Sarah, with an H. When I went to my first Winter Institute, the annual American Booksellers Association conference back in 2016, I found Sarah sitting at a table without any… Continue reading Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction

Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

First in a Spinoff Series of the Iron Druid Chronicles I love fantasy, but I discovered I don't read a lot of fantasy by cis white dudes. Because most of fantasy is written by them, I often go looking for stories by women, POC, or LGBTQIA+ authors. But occasionally, a description will nab me, or… Continue reading Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

Comic Monday, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Romance

Fangs by Sarah Andersen

I love Sarah's Scribbles dearly (and am kicking myself for not having reviewed those books on here yet and will do so next week) and so when I found out Sarah Andersen was doing a new project, I knew I would have to read it! Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Elsie the vampire is three hundred… Continue reading Fangs by Sarah Andersen

Nonfiction, STEM

Change is the Only Constant by Ben Orlin

I love all things pop-math. As a former math teacher and currently still nerdy math lover, I love when authors and creative minded people take complex math concepts and make them relateable and understandable for all people. Synopsis From the Front Flap:From the author of the beloved and widely praised Math with Bad Drawings, Ben… Continue reading Change is the Only Constant by Ben Orlin

Essays, History, Nonfiction, Sociology

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs by Caitlin Doughty

After reading From Here to Eternity for my nonfiction book club, I was really excited to discover that Caitlin had a new book coming in the fall and our W. W. Norton sales rep very kindly sent me an advance reader copy. Oddly enough, my coworkers have now dubbed this "Sarah's Death Book Summer" after… Continue reading Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs by Caitlin Doughty

Nonfiction, Psychology, STEM

How To by Randall Munroe

As I loved Randall's first book, What If?, when an advance copy of the follow up How To became available, I jumped at the chance to read it. Synopsis From the Inside Flap:For any task might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable… Continue reading How To by Randall Munroe

Book Club, Essays, History, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Word by Word by Kory Stamper

It's another nonfiction book club pick! As someone who is fascinated by books and journalism, I'm really not all that interested in the English language and how it functions - I never really learned grammar properly, and (as I'm sure this post and others can verify) am often in need of a copy editor. But… Continue reading Word by Word by Kory Stamper