Friday Reads 01/27/17 + #Diverseathon Update

Happy Friday Everyone!

This has been my most stressful week I’ve had for a while. I went back to college and classes have been rough. I dropped two of them and hopefully, the school doesn’t drop one of my other classes because then I will be in a world of hurt.

Enough with that tiny life update. THIS IS A BOOK BLOG AFTER ALL?!?!?!?

Anyways, here are the books I want to read this weekend (that will hopefully help me lower my stress levels)

 

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

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The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the marriage of one of them. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.

#Diverseathon Update

As I predicted, I have not been reading a lot. However, I did read and finish Shadowshapers so yay! I was initially going to read George but I decided to read Difficult Women instead (still #own voices!). I will be doing a wrap up soon so make sure to look out for that post in the near future so you can hear my thoughts of these two books!

 

What are you reading this weekend?

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