Like some of you, I haven’t been able to post recently because I am back in college. (One week in and I am already buried in work). I found some time to blog, and I decided to update readers on the ARCs and other books I’ve read and enjoyed recently.
The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit: This is the first book by Solnit that I’ve ever read, and I loved it. Her writing is easily accessible yet intelligent. The essays included in this collection speak to the past, present, and future of women in society.
Brass by Xhenet Aliu: I got an ARC of this book from Netgalley. It was an impressive account of motherhood and identity. It follows Luljeta, the ancestor of Lithuanian immigrants who moved to Connecticut, on a mission to find the truth about the father she never knew. The narration moves back and forth between Luljeta and her mother, Elsie, who became pregnant as a teenager working in a diner in Waterbury.
Girls Made of Snow and Glass: I’ve already finished over half of this ARC in a day. It’s a creative retelling of Snow White, but it becomes a story of its own. I absolutely love how this version tackles the classic fairy tale and how it creates a backstory for the “evil” queen. I can’t put it down!
The Little Paris Bookshop: I bought this for $1 at a used book sale (whatta steal). It’s a very warm book that I recommend for anyone who believes in the healing powers of literature, and anyone who loves Paris.
What have you read recently, or what are you reading now? Let me know if you have any recommendations!