Monday, January 30, 2017

Best of the Bunch: January 2017

Today I'm sharing the best book I read in January.

I've had a pretty mediocre string of reading months here, as this is the third month in a row when I haven't had any 5-star reads and only one 4.5-star read. I'm starting to wonder if it's just me and the state of low-level depression I've been in since the election. In any case, here's the best thing I read this month:

For some reason I expected this book to be really dense and esoteric, and it wasn't at all. It was very readable if not always relatable. This book was published at a time when women were caught between generations, expected to uphold the housewifely and maternal duties their mothers ascribed to while also expected to fulfill their potential through school and work. These compounding pressures along with a 19-year-old's typical paralysis about the future are manifested vividly through the protagonist's mental breakdown. If you haven't read this before, it's definitely worth picking up. I think it would be great for discussion as well.

What is the best book you read this month? Let me know in comments, or write your own post and link up below!

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