BOOKS READ IN MAY 2016

Such a month of good reads for me!
  1. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Please, readers of li.st, read this book. I loved everything about it. It had several lines I wish I had written down and a wonderful female protagonist. It moved me to tears more than once.
  2. Hamilton the Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    If you are the least bit interested in Hamilton the musical, you will love every ounce of this book. It's a series of essays about how the different pieces of the musical came together. In between each is the lyrics of the songs with notes from LMM about what he was thinking/feeling when he wrote a particular line.
  3. Let Your Life Speak ⭐️
    I don't know if this book was bad or if I just wasn't in the right headspace to read it.
  4. Girl Walks into a Bar by Rachel Dratch ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    I think Rachel Dratch might be my spirit animal, and I had no idea before I read this book. Her stories about her dating life had me laughing out loud. If you enjoy celebrity memoirs, check this out.
  5. I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    I laughed a lot at this book, which is just little snippets from one librarian's interactions with the public. It's short and an easy read. I read it in an hour.
  6. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    I spent the first third being outraged at how similar it was to Harry Potter, the middle being turned on by hot teenage gay wizard/vampire love and the end knowing exactly what was coming. A fun read, though it was a little predictable. LOVE Baz and Simon.
  7. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    This isn't a novel but a novella or a long short story. But it is exactly what you'd expect from Gillian Flynn. A little creepy, slightly dark and and it keeps you guessing. Worth the read.