Book Forty

My goal for several years has been to read 50 books in one calendar year – 52 weeks – but I have always fallen off the rails around 25 books. This year, I’m twice as determined. I will be posting short reviews of each book with my thoughts and any recommendations I received for the book as well as a link to purchase the book from Amazon, (though I recommend checking your local library first). If you have questions, leave a comment! If you want to follow my journey, find me on Goodreads.

Huge shout out to Laura Mac who sent this to me in the mail. I’m real grateful for bookworm pals who share their reads.

This book made me laugh until I realized I was crying. There’s something powerful about having someone who believes in you. There is mischief in this one and mystery that keep you turning pages. The Stepford vibe is so intriguing because Ng gives glimpses into an unraveling underneath the facade. Her comments on adoption are shockingly full of truth. She addresses culture in such a remarkable way in a whitewashed society. This book is a wildfire that spreads so quickly you can’t tear your eyes away.

Celeste Ng does it once again. She breaks open a very square town to reveal its circles. I’m so here for her writing style and her characters.


Goodreads rating: 4.14/5

My rating: 4/5 stars

Days read: September 29 – October 2

Recommend: Along with anything by Celeste Ng