MARCH-APRIL READING REVIEW
Okay first of all, April, HOW DARE YOU??? Honestly in my head it's still April 10 MAYBE the 15th but May??? My life is flashing before my eyes and I don't like it ONE BIT. But anyway yeah since I evidently got caught in a time warp for a month, I didn't read as much. January - February: JANUARY-FEBRUARY READING REVIEW
- •Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka BruntThis is a stunning coming-of-age tale wrapped in threads of family, love, and loss. Centered around the AIDS death of fourteen-year-old June's beloved Uncle Finn, this book ripped my damn heart out, but it did so in a lyrical, poetic, beautiful way. This is possibly my favorite read of the year so far. Really, truly lovely.
- •Attachments by Rainbow RowellAfter being so taken with the first two Rainbow Rowell books I read, I sought this out to see how her writing for adults stacks up. This book is sweet; it kept me engaged and drove me SLIGHTLY insane by being the most drawn-out boy-meets-girl narrative of all time. The writing is light and witty, particularly in the email sections, but overall this book is pretty forgettable.
- •Dark Places by Gillian FlynnI was in the mood for something sp00ky, and the description for this book contains the words "satanic cult," so I was IN. Unfortunately that was false advertising because there wasn't a cult like at all. Even though the slow-boil suspense had me whipping through this, I had the same problems with it that I did with Gone Girl: the characters feel underbaked, their motivations undefined and unrealistic.
- •To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (re-read)I'm teaching this to my twelfth grade English class so obviously I had to refresh my memory on it. I don't think I have to tell anyone how good this book is, and revisiting it as an adult was a great choice. It still holds up as nostalgic, moving, and as timely as ever.