BOOKS I READ IN JANUARY 📚

I guess last month the only books I didn't really like I couldn't finish. 🤔
  1. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. There is one part of this book that I think drags a bit but surprisingly it stands up well overall despite being really long. I tend to enjoy King's longer works. This one is an intriguing look at the repercussions of time travel, and also a love story. Worth a read.
  2. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. This book looks at how families damage each other and how a lack of communication can affect family dynamics. It's quite good.
  3. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
    Quit. I struggled through half of the book, waiting to be enchanted and hooked like I expected to be based on the hype for this series. I put the book down for a bit to read other things and then just never wanted to read more. A friend of mine was struggling through at the same time which made me feel a little better about quitting.
  4. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I have enjoyed the Cormoran Strike novels quite a bit and this one was no exception.
  5. The Martian by Andy Weir
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Even though there was a point in this book where I was like COME ON (about when the rover flipped near the end) it was still enjoyable. However when bad shit keeps on happening it gets less tense. Also why doesn't he just assume that NASA is seeing him on satellites from the beginning?
  6. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Quit. I know, right? I feel kind of horrible for not liking this book based on the prevailing opinions about it. But whatever, I read half of it and felt no need to read more.
  7. Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Excellent read about recent sex research - very affirming, especially for women! Worth a read for anyone with a partner who is a woman too or just anyone who is interested in sex research. See also THINGS I LEARNED FROM "COME AS YOU ARE"
  8. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Loved this! I have heard of a bunch of the research already, but Aziz puts it all together in such a compelling and hilarious way! I would totally read more pop sociology if it was written by Aziz.
  9. One More Thing by @bjnovak