I‘m sure I‘m late to the party on this one, but I‘m glad I finally got to it. Liked the writing and found the start interesting, compelling. 🎧
Joint winner of my favourite 🤩 book of 2021 #favouritereadsof21
Really engaging book that I struggled to put down until I finished the book! The author presents the power dynamics of race, wealth age alongside the emotional conflicts in a way that I very much related to and have also never read in a book before.
Peppermint bark and reader socks for the win on this chilly Sunday. My read for this evening is our monthly Book Pearl pick titled Such a Fun Age by @kileyreid and curious to see how it will end. What are you guys reading on this chilly Sunday? #suchafunage #kileyreid #peppermintbark #readingsocks #pearlspick #bookpearls
So much drama. Oh my gosh. That was before thanksgiving. The story pivoted quickly between centering around Emira to Alix. Black nanny to white mother. So much going on so quick didn‘t give a lot of time to process. I didn‘t really relate to any of them, but each perspective of the two ladies was was stark in how they live. Lot of underlying issues being suppressed that affected the characters present decisions. Good for a new perspective
Really enjoyed this one. I loved that it managed to walk the line between light moments and really serious topics that would be great for discussion. Not sure if it will hit my reread list at any point, but it was definitely worth taking the time to read it. 100% recommend!
Been debating whether or not to buy this one for quite some time, but finally stumbled across it at a thrift store for $2. Score! The pup approves of the first 50 pages - can't wait to keep reading!
Here's my #bookspin bingo for November @TheAromaofBooks
I was planning (hoping) to attempt NaNoWriMo this year and also planning (contemplating) a road trip to see my friends in the North West later on in the month. I'm not sure how much of anything will go ahead as I'm feeling like complete crap...
So either I'll be busy, or I won't be up to much next month. Reading (either way) is likely to be sparse!
I'm still going to play though! ❤
This is my #doublespin book. I had no expectations going in. The white mom character was annoying and immature. It was hard to believe any of the characters and I didn‘t like the stereotypes
It starts out so fun. The characters are lovable, and then as their flaws are uncovered you are slapped with your own choices. To support them? To love them? To despise them for their actions? Very intense subjects hidden under a playful story. Very easy to apply to the real world. An important complex book that‘s easy to read. I‘d love to shake hands with the author of this one. The audio book was excellently read.
This is so good. It‘s so easy to read that at first you float through it, then the reality of what‘s going on starts to hit home. A book where as soon as you finish you want to go find every interview the author has given and just soak up all the nuances you may have missed. I started it thinking it was predictable, but my goodness I was wrong! Another great read.
I absolutely loved this book. The audiobook was amazing. The author tackles very important and relevant social issues and remains very entertaining while doing so. I also like that everything is not always tied up in a nice little box such is real life. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Something about this was reminiscent of Little Fires Everywhere. Maybe the white saviour character. But a completely different story and brilliantly written dialogue. I loved how complicated all the characters were and the brutal honesty of their interior monologues. Though was slightly irked by the less nuanced assumption of what it means to be a ‘good mother‘.
Mixed feelings. It's about race relations among a white family and the young black woman they hire to watch their child. It intends to examine nuances of racism especially among well-meaning whites and largely succeeds, but I'm uncomfortable with what feels to me like men getting a pass for assumptions and behaviors that women get excoriated for. Which may be part of the point, I suppose.
Despite hinging on a huge coincidence I really enjoyed this story. It's compulsively readable and full of nuance. Emira is a brilliant main character because her pragmatism and uncertainty make her so believable. I look forward to Reid's next book #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
I did it! I finished an #AxeTheStacks book on vacay!
It‘s compulsively readable, and I love/hated how Kelley could see Alix‘s racism, but not his own, and how Alix could see Kelley‘s, but not hers. Kiley Reid did a great job analyzing race in a clever, funny way.
But I found Emira herself super aggravating, and I spent most of the book being embarrassed/annoyed on her behalf.
Some #AxeTheStacks reading and toad-in-the-hole on this lazy Saturday morning! What are you up to today?
This one was a struggle to get through at times— none of the characters spoke to me at all, and some I actively disliked. (I will say that it‘s important to read books whose characters don‘t vibe with us though— how else can we explore another‘s perspective?) I did think the plot was ingeniously crafted and I look forward to whatever Kiley Reid puts out next. Excellent and interesting commentary on what race conflict can mean in suburban America.
I let this book sit with me for a few days before reviewing. Truthfully, I'm still not sure what is nagging me about it. Obviously, it addressed hard truths about race, discrimination, and justice. I appreciate the perspective that Emira provided because it is one I could have never gotten through my own life experience. One thing is for certain, if I'm still thinking about it days later, it's a pick.
Thank you so much @CarolynM for these awesome birthday presents! I‘ve been wanting to read this for ages, the bookmark is gorgeous, I love the kookaburra microfibre cloth(kookas are finally returning to my area after 20yrs), plus that card is beautiful. Much love to you my #litsyangel❤️❤️❤️❤️