The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart: I found this at our library and I remember loving the other book I read by Stewart. This was a quick read and I really enjoyed it but it isn’t earth shattering YA work.
Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay: This was a book selection for a new book club I’m attending (or…trying to) locally. It’s a collection of essays from Gay that was published in 2014 and some of it was hard to read, as things are very different now politically. Essay collections are not my favorite genre but I enjoyed her commentary on media and representation.
Lessons from Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott: I found Jennifer online first and decided to pick up one of her books from the library. I love her idea of a 10 item wardrobe so I thought I’d really enjoy this book. While I laud Ms. Scott for turning a run of the mill study aboard experience into a writing career, I found this book reductionist and overly simplistic. She presents all Americans as sloppy, fat and ill-mannered and all the French she encountered as chic, formal and perfectly well-cultured. Skip this book.