BOOKS READ IN JANUARY 2017

  1. Unfamiliar Fishes
    A political, social and religious history of Hawaii from about 1778, when British explorer Captain Cook first landed on the islands, to 1898, when the US annexed the islands. It was fascinating but also so sad.
  2. The Descendants
    A pretty sad book, set in Hawaii. Still, I enjoyed the writing style and the book overall.
  3. Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
    A fun read, as Lauren takes you back through her days pre Gilmore Girls, then continues with chapters on the original Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, becoming a novelist and finally the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. If you're a fan of any of her work, you'll enjoy this book.
  4. House of Thieves
    Sad stories about sad families who happen to live in Hawaii. Did not enjoy.
  5. The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
    I'm a sucker for a time travel book — in this one our protagonist cycles between three times, 1918, 1941 and 1985. While she focuses mainly on solving problems in her own life, it is interesting to see the parallels between the time periods. War, the flu epidemic and the AIDS epidemic unite the three times. It took me a while to get into it, but I loved it by the end.
  6. Ready Player One
    I love this book so much. I've read it before, but this time I listened to the audiobook read by Will Wheaton and it was even more amazing. If you haven't read it, add it to your to-read list immediately!
  7. Six of Crows
    An elaborate heist book set in the same world as Bardugo's Shadow and Bone series. It was much less complicated than the Shadow and Bone series, and I enjoyed it a lot more.