Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Our books for 2018

Gee... only six eight weeks into the new year and here's our list for 2018 [Obviously, it's me, Kelly, in charge of the posting of books -- I'm a terrible procrastinator.] 

It's our EIGHTH year of keeping this lil blog going. Like last year, we are going to read all of these books together and discuss them. And then post a transcript-ish of that discussion. So yeah... our 2-woman virtual book group continues.

Our goal is to read 12 of these books in the next 12 months. Last year was our first year to not do that—we made 9 [and still need to post one of them actually.... oh, yeah. That's me again. Ha! -k] but whatevs. It's our blog and we do what we want.

This year, we picked a few "lighter reading" books—the world is on fire + Jenny has some extra busy-ness this year, sooo... yeah. Again... our blog.

We also didn't subscribe to a formal "challenge" or anything—we just looked at our TBR shelves; picked some books; said, "How about reading this together?" and agreed to it. Did I mention that it's our blog? Heh.

Without further ado, here are our books:

Listed in alphabetical order:

  1. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  2. Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
  3. The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
  4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  5. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  6. for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange
  7. I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi 
  8. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
  9. My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
  10. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
  11. The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
  12. There is No Good Card for This by Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell
  13. Want by Cindy Pon
  14. Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil
As with all previous years, we have 14 books to choose from, just in case we need to abandon a couple. Now... let's read!

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