Weekly Mash-Up #164

What a beautiful day to sit on the porch and start a new book, this one a recent giveaway win from LibraryThing and Scribe US!

The Week in Books

The Color of Water by James McBride — 5 out of 5 stars

This is a memoir that I believe everyone should have on their “must read” list.  James McBride pays tribute to his mother, the daughter of a rabbi who left her Virginia home to marry the love of her life, a black man, which ostracized her from her family.  Through many of life’s ups and downs she was able to raise twelve children and have all of them graduate college.  This amazing memoir flows between McBride’s memories and recorded interviews with his mother.  Truly inspirational, highly recommend.

Handbook for the Criminally Insane by Brian Holtz — 3.5 out of 5 stars

Between finishing Betty (and feeling totally gutted) and trying to process the latest bullshit in this country, I was in desperate need of some fun, mindless escape, and Handbook fit the bill quite nicely!  A story filled with snarky zombies, ghosts, demons, and a chihuahua you won’t soon forget, this is one of those entertaining tales that lovers of B grade horror movies from the 1970’s and ’80’s will enjoy.

Bunny by Mona Awad — ??? stars???

I’ve read a lot of fucked-up weird shit in my life and I think Bunny is probably in the top five of the weirdest and most fucked-up.  The only way I can describe it is if you simultaneously watched Heathers and The Craft while on a bad acid trip.  I can’t even tell you if I liked it or hated it, I am still trying to wrap my brain around the whole thing!

What’s on your current reading list?  Drop me a line and let’s talk books!

Stay safe, and Happy Reading!

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