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What I want to read this summer

I've been in a bit of a reading rut lately, having started a new book on my Kindle that I feel too far into to abandon but too indifferent toward to complete. Womp.

So in an attempt to revive my reading passion, I made this list of books I'd like to read this summer based on reviews from sources I trust. Have you read any of these? What's on your summer reading list?

What I want to read this summer: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit | www.paperplatesblog.com

Yuri Hobart of Bookswept writes, regarding this book of essays, "The variety demonstrates the complexity of feminism, how everything is interconnected, and why the good fight must be addressed on so many fronts." Preach.

What I want to read this summer: "The Black Snow" by Paul Lynch | www.paperplatesblog.com

Over at NPR Books, Alan Cheuse writes, "As Lynch presents the story, it becomes an out of the ordinary creation, a novel in which sentence after sentence comes so beautifully alive in all the fullness of its diction and meaning that most other contemporary Irish fiction looks sheepish by comparison."

What I want to read this summer: "Fates and Furies" by Lauren Groff | www.paperplatesblog.com

Book Riot's Rebecca Joines Schinsky writes, "Calling it now: this is one of the best novels of 2015, and we’ll be hearing about it for a long time." 

What I want to read this summer: "I'll Be Right There" by Kyung-Sook Shin | www.paperplatesblog.com

Nami Mun writes, in the New York Times, "Even though the novel holds more dialogue and diegesis than plot revelations, it’s somehow still a page-turner, such is Shin’s gift for storytelling, as well as her careful cultivation of motifs." This is what I loved about Shin's earlier novel, Please Look After Mom.


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The TBR List: Three

The TBR List: Three

"An Untamed State" by Roxane Gay & homemade pizza

"An Untamed State" by Roxane Gay & homemade pizza