Oh My Aslan
Reading progress update: I've read 232 out of 320 pages.
Playing Fast: A New York Saints Novel - Melanie Scott
Reading progress update: I've read 10 out of 320 pages.
Playing Fast: A New York Saints Novel - Melanie Scott
These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie - Christopher Andersen

I am so fascinated by the Kennedys, especially JFK and Jackie, so naturally I just had to read this.

 

I liked this book a lot but there were a few things I didn’t like. First of all, the title is misleading. This book is about the entirety of their relationship, not just their last year together. Another thing was that it was a bit too gossipy. It talked about JFK’s extramarital affairs a lot. Aside from these things, I did enjoy the inside look that this book provided. JFK and Jackie were truly one of a kind.

Reading progress update: I've read 172 out of 336 pages.
These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie - Christopher Andersen
Reading progress update: I've read 117 out of 336 pages.
These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie - Christopher Andersen
Reading progress update: I've read 17 out of 336 pages.
These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie - Christopher Andersen
Review
5 Stars
Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color - Andrea J. Ritchie, Angela Y. Davis

I received this book for free through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers.

 

This was such a powerful read. Andrea Ritchie did an amazing job making the invisible visible. Women are often left out of the narrative when it comes to police brutality and mass incarceration. I love how inclusive she was of all women of color (including the much overlooked indigenous population) and their experiences. In addition, she highlights the intersections of race, class, gender, disability, sexual identity and sexual orientation extremely well, providing a well rounded analysis of the female experience.

 

Overall, this is a must read.

Reading progress update: I've read 220 out of 352 pages.
Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color - Andrea J. Ritchie, Angela Y. Davis
Review
3.5 Stars
Millard Salter's Last Day - Gilbert Allen;Terry Dubow;Valerie Fioravanti;M.S. Allen;Jacob M. Appel;Kathleen Toomey Jabs;Tom Juvik;Amina Gautier;Nick Healy

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

 

I’m a huge fan of Jacob’s so naturally I was super excited to read this. I liked this book, however it wasn’t as good as it could have been. My biggest grievance is that it is overly descriptive in things that aren’t necessary to the plot. There will be long paragraphs where Millard describes the hospital, coworkers, relatives etc.,that don’t really add anything

special except physically lengthen the book.

 

Overall, I didn’t dislike this (there were some good parts like the bits with Hecuba and the lynx), I just thought it could have been a bit better.

Reading progress update: I've read 113 out of 272 pages.
Millard Salter's Last Day - Gilbert Allen;Terry Dubow;Valerie Fioravanti;M.S. Allen;Jacob M. Appel;Kathleen Toomey Jabs;Tom Juvik;Amina Gautier;Nick Healy
Reading progress update: I've read 79 out of 272 pages.
Millard Salter's Last Day - Gilbert Allen;Terry Dubow;Valerie Fioravanti;M.S. Allen;Jacob M. Appel;Kathleen Toomey Jabs;Tom Juvik;Amina Gautier;Nick Healy
Review
4 Stars
The Law Book: From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law (Sterling Milestones) - Michael H. Roffer

As a future law student, I read this book to help give me a very basic overview of the history of law. This book succeeds in doing just that. It gives a brief 1 page summary of 250 milestones in law. The book doesn’t give a ton of information for each milestone, but it does give enough to show the basic gist of it.

 

Overall, I recommend this book to anyone who wants to get acquainted with law.

Reading progress update: I've read 353 out of 528 pages.
The Law Book: From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law (Sterling Milestones) - Michael H. Roffer
Review
3.5 Stars
Green: A Novel - Sam Graham-Felsen

I received this book for free from Goodreads’ First Reads.

 

This book tackled adolescence, race, and privilege in the 90’s in an interesting way. In a lot of ways this book reminded me of Fresh Off the Boat (both the book and the show based on the book) because of the 90’s rap/hip hop influence.

 

Overall, I don’t quite know what to make of it. It offered a viewpoint you don’t hear about all too often which I liked. I think the book was successful in terms of a coming to age book but in regards to race and privilege, it could have been better. The author hit a double, instead of a home run.

Reading progress update: I've read 61 out of 320 pages.
Green: A Novel - Sam Graham-Felsen
Review
5 Stars
Gregory and the Grimbockle - Melanie Schubert

I received the book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

 

This was such a cute story! I loved the idea of threads connecting everyone together and how important it is to strengthen those bonds.

 

I also loved the soundtrack! It’s such a creative idea to add a musical score to the book and it really added that extra special something.

 

Overall, I adored this book. I just wished it was a tiny bit longer because I didn’t want it to end.

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