Sister 2: A bunch of books I've read and not reviewed lately. So here are some one liners, sorry to totally disrespect the art of book reviewing.
Handmaid's Tale - obviously amazing and relevant.
The Secret History - I'm so sorry @oosterbook I fucking hated it.
Oscar Wao - lovely, but not a re-reader.
Fishing for Tigers - weird, pedophilic and white privilege trash.
History of Love - a re-read for me and just as devastating and beautiful the second time round.
Rise of the Fifth Estate - eh. Didn't say anything terribly groundbreaking and was very relevant for a very particular moment in political blog commentary in Australia, now dated.
Consider the Lobster - no words for DFW, will re-read him til I die.
Truly Madly Guilty - guilty of having Moriarty as my literary Guilty pleasure - perfect for when you want something enjoyable to get you through a reading slump.
All That I Am - I enjoyed this, but the writing felt a bit forced at times.
Caged Bird - wonderful and heartbreaking and compulsory reading.
Hillbilly Elegy - A nice insight into a certain area of the US and its demographics, and how the culture of the Midwest shapes peoples' politics.
Half the Sky - while the issues discussed are important, the ways they're discussed and proposed or "implemented" solutions are problematic privileged, neo-colonialist garbage and while I don't usually use the phrase, this is BAD FEMINISM
Men Explain Things to Me - a palette cleanser: Good Feminism, if all the basic daily annoyances you already know. I love the way Solnit writes.
We Should all Be Feminists - a beautiful gift from @atlantisbooks from Sister 1 ☺️
The Life and Death of Sophie Stark - weird but entertaining story about a movie director with social problems. Mostly weird that my thesis supervisor said the book made him think of me 😕
All the Light We Cannot See - about 250 pages too long but some pretty scene-setting. Can defs see a movie being made. •
Still so many others to write about, but that 9 to 5 life got me off the bookstagram y'know 😒