Mama Day by Gloria Naylor: An alluring dramatic work that invokes a Shakespearean tale of star-crossed lovers and a pair of strong aunts. Naylor created a vibrant world and filled it with fully realized characters, namely women. I profoundly enjoyed this novel.
How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer: I picked this based on the cover and I’m so glad I did. A fascinating story of two mothers who set up their children to fall in love – whom despite all their protestations, do. I do wish that both main characters were equally flawed as I felt that the female was given most of the ‘damage’. Still very glad to have read this book.
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach: I really enjoyed her earlier novel, Stiff so I also grabbed this from the library when I saw it. It was a swift read and twinged with her signature pithy and humorous style.
What I Watched: Avengers: Age of Ultron