This month was filled with some books that took me a long time to finish, but I think they were well worth the investment of time. None of these books were particularly light or happy reads but I think they are all really powerful.
My June book selection is going to be a little bit more light-hearted and beach-read forward. Follow me on storygraph to see what I am reading throughout the month!
Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father: I listened to this book on audible after watching the film adaptation during this year’s Sundance movie festival. Alysia the author and daughter in this book shares her life and what it was like growing up with her father after the tragic death of her mother. Her father is a gay man and after her mother’s death, they move to San Francisco at the height of the AIDS epidemic.
Bliss Montage: if you want to feel as though you are reading a fever dream, then this selection of short stories is for you! Ling Ma truly had me questioning what I was reading on every single page. If you like dark outlandish stories then I highly recommend picking this up.
Natural Beauty: my book club selected this book for May and while I thought reading this book was deeply unenjoyable, it also lead to one of our best book club discussions to date. The reason I say it was unenjoyable to read is purely because of some of the uncomfortable and disturbing depictions. This book is so well written and does a great job at getting the reader to question the beauty and wellness culture’s absurdities. If you like dystopian reads, then add this to your list.