July 2021 Reads

  • The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, Grady Hendrix: A bit too much misongyny here for my tastes.
  • A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe, Alex White: Summer popcorn movie type of book. Lots of reliance on archetypes to fill in for character development.
  • We Ride Upon Sticks, Quan Barry: 1980’s women’s high school field hockey meets witchcraft. So fun.
  • Her Royal Spyness, Rhys Bowen: Charming and light. Would be better as a movie.
  • Dial A for Aunties, Jesse Q. Sutano: If you go into this knowing that it is going to jump the shark more than once, you’ll probably enjoy it a bit more than I did.
  • White Fragility, Robin Diangelo: I’m really not sure who this is for, and I think some of the self-disclosure isn’t really shoring up the points in the way the author thinks.
  • Robopocalypse, Daniel H. Wilson: This didn’t work for me, needed a little more character development.
  • Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir: The main character in this is very excitable.
  • The Effortless Experience, Matthew Dixon, Nick Toman, & Rick DeLisi: A re-read; great for thinking about why your customers are or are not loyal to your brand or product.
  • Minor Feelings, Cathy Park Hong: Sometimes I was really drawn into this, other times not. I think the format just didn’t work for me.
  • Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse: There’s a lot going on here but it’s really well done.

If you only read one, I’d make it We Ride Upon Sticks, even if you didn’t grow up in Massachusetts in the 80s or 90s.

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