May this be the last Best of 2017 list you read this year

Took me a while to get to this, but here are my favorites that I read last year.

Super top favorites:

All Grown Up. My absolute favorite of the year. The only book I actually bought a copy of, mostly because she was here on my birthday and you can't ask someone to autograph a library book.

Jillian. This one has an easy litmus test. Do you think someone saying she wants to hysterectomize herself and throw her uterus against the wall is funny? I do too and that's...

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Quick takes- November 2017

A Horse Walks into a Bar.  3 stars.  One night of a standup comic working through his demons onstage. In better hands, this could have been phenomenal, but it was just okay.

When Watched.  5 stars.  Killer short story collection. I'm in love with the writing and the characters. I think I could read anything she ever wants to write.

Seven Days of Us.  3 stars.  Love the premise, but gets too dramatic, then wraps up too neatly. Still a decent vacation/holiday light read.


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The week in review

As of today, I have a seven year old. Happy birthday, Dash! And as of yesterday, I remember how fun poker is.

Last week I said that My Absolute Darling was a love it or hate it, and I wanted to pick a side. Sadly, I must report that I landed very very very solidly in the hate it camp. I. Hated. This. Book. So. Much. I wouldn't have liked it no matter what the topic was, because it's extremely overwritten anyway, but this dude has no business writing about a young girl's sexual abuse. I'm...

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