Five book wrap-up 1

I’ve been splitting my book wrap-ups in months, and half-months. And it doesn’t really make sense, because I don’t make TBRs, and well, it seemed sort of arbitrary. And I thought I’d try something else. It’s not something I’ve thought of at all, because it’s not exactly original. But I’ll do wrap-ups of every five-ish books I read instead.

So since my last wrap-up, these are the five books I’ve read: 

Innsirkling 3 by Carl Frode Tiller
This was the conclusion of a Norwegian trilogy that I’ve been reading forever. It’s about a man named David who has supposedly been afflicted with amnesia. He’s put an ad in the paper and asked for people to send letters where they write about him. The books are built around three people writing letters and living their lives, and usually sort of breaking down. It was a great conclusion. He put plots into motion in the first book that are finally solved. He also reveals the big mystery. Because you’re never sure if David actually lost his memory, because people keep talking about this art project, and it’s interesting. And it’s really interesting to finally see the man who you’ve read about. And it’s an interesting way to write a story, and to write a character, because the stories conflict, and you’re never really sure what’s completely true, and when you get to David’s part of the story you’re still not sure. Also all the characters are just awful people, which I enjoy. I like reading about people I despise. That’s a weird sentence. It was great.
The Collected Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker was an American writer, satirist, commentator, and reviewer. She was widely known for her wit and her sarcasm and her keen eye for urban foibles. This is a collection of her short stories, poems, articles and reviews she wrote over the years. She’s snarky and awesome and almost rude at times. The way she skewers middle class urbanites is amazing. Her poems are beautiful and badass. Her reviews, oh my god. She’s so snarky and awesome, and beautiful. And I don’t know how to do this, she was just beautiful and awesome.

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Citizen is a poetry/essay collection about race, and being black, in the United States. It looks at everyday racism that black people face, and it looks at the senseless killings of black boys and men, and Katrina, and Serena Williams and the crap she’s faced in her let’s face it, incredible, tennis career. It was beautiful and heartbreaking and amazing.

Prick by Sabrina Paige
This was just for fun. It’s a new adult romance novel about Katherine Harris and Caulter Sterling (yes, it is a stupid name) who have gone to the same boarding school. Katherine is straight-laced and preppy and Caulter is a badboy who sleeps around. Because she wants to lose her virginity Katherine texts Caulter and they hook up in a hotel room, even if they severely dislike each other. Then Katherine goes home after graduation and finds out Caulter’s mother is marrying her father. And you know, antagonistic sex ensues. It was fun, it was funny, it was hot. I’ll probably write an actual review, because I write reviews, apparently.

Glutton for Pleasure by Alisha Rai
Apparently this is the time for erotic fiction. And also the time for brother-related erotic fiction. This is the story of Devi Malik. She is the chef at her family restaurant and sort of haplessly single. On day she meets twins Jace and Marcus Callahan. They have a dark past, they’re tall and handsome and well endowed and they only have sex with women if they can double-team them. They meet Devi and get all hot and bothered and decide they must have a night with her. And her sister suggests it to Devi and she’s like… yeah. Because she’s got a crush on one of them. It was fun, and sweet and weird, and kind of formulaic, but it was good. Full review to follow I guess.

So those are the last five books I read. In another five books I will do another recap.