A Country You Can Leave by Asale Angel-Ajani
Riveting and thoroughly original story of a woman and her daughter navigating bad men, addiction, and poverty. I kept forgetting it wasn’t a true story. #25wordbookreviews Continue reading
B.F.F. by Christie Tate
I’ve so wanted a book that delves into the complications of friendships but this one came from such a perspective of inferiority I couldn’t relate. #25wordbookreviews Continue reading
Group by Christie Tate
A deliciously voyeuristic look into an unconventional group therapy and the juicy details in the ups and downs of the author’s search for meaningful connection. #25wordbookreviews Continue reading
Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant
A great reminder that rethinking and/or changing our minds when presented with new evidence is necessary for us to make great strides on hard problems. #25wordbookreviews Continue reading
My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life by Ruth Reichl
A fascinating view into the everyday life of a legendary foodie. I aspire to be this natural in the kitchen – but it’s highly unlikely. #25wordbookreviews Continue reading
Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro
This book surprised me. It starts out as a typical suburban drama but then all of the sudden turns magical, in the best possible way. #25wordbookreviews Continue reading
Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
Traveling actors and musicians face a stark post-apocalyptic world head-on with their art because, according to their favorite Star Trek quote, Survival is not sufficient. #25wordbookreviews (amzn link) Continue reading
The Best of Me by David Sedaris
Listening to this audiobook of hand-selected essays from Sedaris’ 27 years of published works is in turns hilarious and heart-breaking. He is just so good. #25wordbookreviews (amzn) Continue reading
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
This was a difficult book to read — for the content, not the writing — but it turns out to be a spectacularly beautiful story. #25wordbookreviews (Amzn) Continue reading
Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
I wanted to understand why people are obsessed with true crime. The last chapter helped. It’s still not for me, but I kinda get it. #25wordbookreview (Amzn) Continue reading
I’m Victoria Griffith and am enthusiastic about an awful lot of things. I blog about some of them here, particularly about books and writing. My goal for 2023 is to write a #25wordbookreview for every book I read, and to post them here and on Goodreads.
I was born in Paterson NJ, call Seattle WA my home, and spend a bit of time out in the desert of Southern California. I try to get out to see as much of the world as time and money will allow.
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