For the person who misses Obama and wants to understand and move past the madness. In this amazing memoir/analysis/political activism how-to book Pfeiffer gives you the warmth of the Obama days, with funny Barak anecdotes and tales of White House madness paired with an insightful analysis of the impact Twitter has on our democracy and the vital importance of youth activism. Sometimes I have to tune out of current politics to save my sanity, but Pfeiffer's writing made me realize the importance of paying attention and was a good transition back into the current political world. 100% recommended for young and old. A funny, fanscinating, and important read.
A fast but incredibly fun read, Convenience Store Woman chronicles the story of a 36-year-old convenience store worker named Keiko whose life has been dedicated to restocking snacks and training new employees since she was 18. Along the way she meets a man who challenges her predicatble world. Keiko's quirky personality will get you through the last few weeks of summer heat.
There are only two words to describle this book: hauntingly beautiful.
Possibly the best memoir I've ever read. Westover knows she had an incredible childhood, but instead of recounting it for shock value, takes an introspective look at how how it has shaped her life and views. Part Captain Fantastic (minus some fantastic) wholly eye-opening to the way some - or maybe even most - Americans think and live, this book is so well-written and objective, you can't not love it.
For those familiar with the Grisha-verse or the wonderfully dark heists in Six of Crows, The Language of Thorns is a welcome addition to the lore behind it all. These classic fairy tales are bewitched with perilous twists and stunning artowrk, entrancing any and every reader.
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Ever wanted to escape the pressures of everyday life and just get away? You might understand where Chris McCandless is coming from in this true travel story. The best parts of this haunting yet inspirational tale are the passages at the beginnings of the chapters, quotes and excerpts from McCandless's own books, a peek into what he was thinking about as he made this ill-fated journey. It's worth a look.