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December Reads

December Reads

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal I read The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters in June, and then immediately put in a hold request for Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. It took this long to come in. It’s been a popular book […]

2019 Favourites

2019 Favourites

Books My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite This was a really interesting read. It had a really different style than I was used to. My Sister, the Serial Killer had short chapters and it was a really quick read, but it was gripping […]

November Reads

November Reads

I Might Regret this by Abbi Jacobson

3.5 Stars

I’ve been wanting to read Abbi Jacobson’s ‘memoir’ since it came out. I watched the first few seasons of Broad City (I loved it! I just haven’t gotten around to finishing it).

It’s not quite a memoir? There are some memories in it. It’s classified as ‘collection of essays, drawings, and vulnerabilities’. I had a good time reading this. It was a pretty quick read. The drawings take up a lot of pages, so you could get this done in an afternoon if you really wanted.

I understand why she didn’t really name names but I love the gossip, you know? It was cool to read about how Abbi and Ilana got their start and how it evolved into creating Broad City.

I would definitely read this if you love Broad City, or personal stories. I think you should probably have some idea of who Abbi is, or you probably wouldn’t get that much from the book.

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August Reads

August Reads

The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli 2/5 Stars I had this book on my holds list for about 5 months before I finally got to read it. I was really looking forward to it, and frankly I was a bit disappointed. The story follows Raina, […]

April Reads

April Reads

Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee I was wandering around a bookstore recently and came across Buttermilk Graffiti, a book about Top Chef Texas Alumni Ed Lee’s journey through the impact that immigrants have had on the food culture of the USA. He explores pockets of […]

December Reads

December Reads

My Squirrel Days by Ellier Kemper – A friend sent me this book because they thought it would be in my wheelhouse. One of my favourite genres of books is “biography written by a female comedian from a show I like”, and this fits right in that category. Although I liked this book, I didn’t love it. It gives off the effervescently cheery vibe that Ellie is known for, but it didn’t totally connect with me for whatever reason. I did like the way the chapters were focused on specific stories, and they often hopped around the timeline of her life. It was a convenient way to not have to work really hard on transitions between the chapters. It was a fun read, but I don’t know if I will ever re-read it.  

This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Phillips – This falls in the same genre as the aforementioned book, but this is definitely a heightened version of that. It’s definitely more exciting and a little juicier of a read, probably because Busy lived a little bit less of a regular life. Ellie’s experience more closely mirrors my own, whereas Busy’s doesn’t and that makes it a more interesting book. Busy also isn’t afraid to share more of the darker aspects of her life, and is also willing to name names of some of the positive and negative experiences she’s had with Hollywood. I’m not going to lie, I love a little gossip, so I found that part to be fun and different from a lot of other books in this genre. I enjoyed this book a lot and would recommend it if you like Busy, or other books of this nature.

Let me know what books you think I should read in 2019.

November Reads

November Reads

Pepperoni Pizza Can Be Murder by Chris Cavender – When I saw this book on the shelf at the library, I knew it was for me. Pizza AND a murder mystery? What more could I ask for. I enjoyed this book, but I wouldn’t say […]

October Reads

October Reads

A Country Escape by Katie Fforde – I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but when I saw this one, I knew it was going to be up my alley. My favourite genre of book is British Chick Lit Rom […]