Weekly Wrap-Up: Oct 25 – 31, 2021

Happy Monday, Boozie Book Nerds!

This is your weekly reminder that black lives matter. Also, #StopAAPIHate

Ginny’s Update

Happy belated-Halloween!

What Ginny Finished:

  • …and other disasters by Malka Older: Sam gave me this book of short stories what feels like a forever ago. I love how Malka’s experiences across the world have really allowed her to understand how culture works and the kind of cultural misunderstandings that actually happen. Some of the short stories weren’t exactly my jam, but the story about the AI was FASCINATING!!!!
  • The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang: This is the third book in the series and I love how Hoang has looked at different kinds of Autism and how they look different in people. Anna is super high functioning and her family is pretty shitty. Quan is dealing with the aftermath of a slightly traumatic surgery. They mesh really well and I enjoyed it.

What Ginny is Currently Reading:

  • Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity by Scott Galloway: Scott Galloway has some really interesting insights about how Corona is adjusting the way that people and businesses act. I think it will be interesting to see what actually ends up “going back to normal” and what isn’t. I mean, now that people are ordering groceries, would they go back to in-store shopping?

Sam’s Update

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What Sam Finished:

  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab – this is a book about Addie, someone who has been cursed to be forgotten immediately. She’s lived with this curse for 300 years until one day she meets Henry, a boy who can remember her. I loved this so much

What Sam is Currently Reading:

  • Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor – I’ve just started this but I’m enjoying it so far. Super cool concept
  • The Second Rebel by Linden A. Lewis – this is the sequel to the first sister. I can barely focus enough to read it, so I haven’t gotten very far.

Minda’s Update

What Melinda Is Reading Now

  • The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker – This is the story of the Trojan War as told by Briseis, former Trojan Queen and current captive of Achilles. She shares her perspective going from royal to slave and the stories of thousands of enslaved women.
  • Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor – Book club read. Africanfuturist novel where aliens invade Lagos, Nigeria. Three selected people must come together to save the world and other things happen too kinda.

Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,

— Sam, Ginny, and Minda

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