BR: Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi just won the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction. So, naturally, I added it to my library queue. To my surprise, it was almost immediately filled. It’s not a super long book so I brought it with me on my recent trip back to Minnesota for Christmas.

BR: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

I recently finished Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I started the audiobook on our way to Paris, which kept me from sleeping on the plane! But, I wasn’t able to finish the audiobook before it was due. So, I waited several weeks in a huge queue with the library to get the hardcover.…

The Good Immigrant book with red wine

BR: The Good Immigrant by Shukla and Suleyman

The Good Immigrant, from my 2019 book list, is one of the fastest books I’ve read in a long time! Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimney Suleyman, it’s a great collection of 26 essays. I started it one night, in bed, with a glass of wine (don’t judge). Then, I processed to read at least…

BR: This One is Mine by Maria Semple

This One is Mine is the third book that I’ve read by Maria Semple. I first listened to the audiobook of Where’d You Go Bernadette and then Today Will Be Different. I loved both of these, so when I found this book it was a no brainer to put it on my 2019 book list.

BR: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a powerful and moving novel about police brutality and systematic racism. It was on my 2019 book list and I had requested the hardcover and audiobook knowing that it would be a long waitlist. I started listening to the audiobook and I got through about 75% of…