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...
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.
This week flew by. It honestly feels like Thanksgiving was yesterday. 24 days until Christmas...yes!!! I should rein it in but I will not.
Last week, I started The Queen of the Night. I thought I would just gobble this up, but it took me forever. I had to take breaks from it, because reading it started to feel like homework. I only just finished it today, and I'm so glad it's over. This is so rambling, and circular, and repetitive! There's plenty of story here, but it's so ridiculously...
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...