I know I am a disgusting excuse for a book blogger because I’m so horrifically behind in reviews but, at long last, here is what I’ve been reading this month!
#20: Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris. I loved this book so much that I read it and then listened to him read it in an audiobook. This was one of my favorite Sedaris books in quite awhile and I was in love with every minute of it. It’s hilarious because he is always hilarious but it’s more than that. It’s surprisingly poignant in little, unexpected moments. Loved it.
#21: A Brave and Startling Truth by Maya Angelou. I mean, has she ever written anything that hasn’t clutched my heart so fiercely that I thought I was going to die? Always amazing.
#22: Red Doc> by Anne Carson. This book is so gorgeous to look at that it’s pretty much a tiny piece of art. Red Doc> is actually just Anne Carson going back to the young characters in her book Autobiography of Red, changing their names and writing about their lives as adults. It’s a little weird and a lot stylistic and poetic. I was into it.
#23: Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros. I could read something written by Cisneros every day for the rest of my life and never feel bored of her. Same goes for this collection of short stories.
#24: Always Running by Luis J. Rodriguez. Amazing, perfect memoir of a young man in a gang in East LA and his struggle to get out of that life. Just go read it. It’s fucking incredible.
#25: Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson. This was weird. It made my brain tired. I don’t know how I feel about it.
#26: Have you Seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros. Okay, so this one made me cry but it’s also sweet and wonderful. Beautiful illustrations and you can read it in about fifteen minutes, so there’s always that!