Good morning! I feel like I keep falling off the planet around here, but that’s mainly because I’m not reading anything lately. I am currently reading and liking something, though, and did finish a new favorite recently so for once I have something to talk about!
I also did a humongous book clean out over the weekend and I’m feeling refreshed. I try to be pretty good with getting rid of books I didn’t like after I read them, but I’m terrible at holding onto things “just in case” even though it’s been forever. So those are packed up and ready to be sold to a local used book store.
Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech by Sara Wachter-Boettcher
The title is a mouthful but this is the tiniest book packed with tons of information on how the little biases in the apps and websites we use every day add up and can create larger problems. It’s written by a content strategy consultant who is deep in the field herself, and is a great starting point if you’re curious about these topics.
Some of it reads and pretty introductory and simple, but the case studies and examples she includes are so interesting.
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Christina Lauren writes the best contemporary romances, and I really can’t get enough of their writing. I read Roomies and Autoboyography this year and have loved them both, but this one definitely comes out on top for me.
Josh and Hazel met in college and had some super awkward encounters, mostly including Hazel doing something embarrassing in front of the perfect Josh, who she always admired. Fast forward seven years, and they cross paths again, this time becoming close friends helping each other find their perfect match by setting up double dates. It’s adorable. It makes me want to write a book? I don’t know. It’s perfect.
Likely to Read Next:
Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
I love Jacqueline Woodson’s writing, and a super short middle grade book since like just the thing to keep me reading lately. Plus, I’ve heard nothing but good things about this so far, and it’s only been out a week or so.
From non-fiction to sappy romance to middle grade, this is definitely a list that’s all over the map, but I love it.
Here’s hoping I can get into more things this week and month! What are you reading!