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Mini reviews from May

Hey y’all! I read a ton in May, breaking my other recent record for most-I’ve-read-in-a-month, previously set in… April. ๐Ÿ˜… Clearly not much has changed in my habits. This also meant, though, that there were a lot of books that I haven’t been able to post a review for yet! So below are short thoughts and overall impressions I had from the books that I haven’t featured yet. ๐Ÿ˜

Mini reviewed books below (in page feature order):

  1. The Cat I Never Named by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess
  2. Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook
  3. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  4. Mooncakes by Wendy Xu
  5. Rascal by Jean-Luc Deglin
  6. Lexicon by Max Barry
  7. The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
  8. If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha
  9. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher
  10. The Girl in the Garden by Melanie Wallace
  11. Pretty Funny for a Girl by Rebecca Elliott

Expected Publication: September 8, 2020

2 sentence summary:
A true story of a teenager’s experience living in Bosnia during a genocide against her people… by her people. A powerful and scary-because-it’s-true story about fear, hate, and unexpected bonds (yes, including with a cat.)

This book is critically important and taught me a lot, both in terms of literal information that I did not know and understanding of the experiences of others that I have not had. It’s too important a story to summarize in a few sentences. I’ll have a post about just this book soon as well as a full review closer to its publication this autumn.


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