“You ladies are not going to prison. You’re going to an asylum! You know, you three are the worst human beings that I have ever encountered. You have absolutely no regard for anyone but yourselves. You’re rude, entitled, narcissistic, racist and insane. You elected to represent yourselves for a capital murder case, despite lacking even a basic understanding of the law. And then you mostly slept through your own trial–that’s crazy. Your entire defence consisted of screaming at the jury that you didn’t kill anybody, and then threatening to kill them if they found you guilty. That is crazy behaviour… I sentence you to life in prison, at the Pomour [sic] Asylum for the Insane!”
The Hating Game, Sally Thorne - The hottest, funnest book. Think 50 Shades of Grey meets the publishing world (except well-written and actually good). We could all use a little escapism at the moment, am I right? I’m obsessed with this perfect book.
The Oyster War, Summer Brennan - After the election, I made it a goal to read more nonfiction (because I’m a know-nothing dummy), and who better to start with than my favorite resistance tweeter, Summer Brennan. The subtitle sums it up: “The True Story of a Small Farm, Big Politics, and the Future of Wilderness in America.” While some of the politics went over my head, Brennan’s nature descriptions were enthralling – I can’t stop thinking about the fairy tale deer.
Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine - A Cinderella retelling with a feminist twist: in this version, a fairy curses Ella with the gift of obedience, and she has to rebel against the adults to cure herself.
The Sun Is Also a Star, Nicola Yoon - Two teens have a chance meeting in NYC and make a bet to see if they can fall in love within 12 hours. When the 12 hours are up, the girl and her family are scheduled to be deported back to Jamaica. A+++ ending.
Avid Reader: A Life, Robert Gottlieb - A memoir of a career by a man who has edited seemingly everyone, including Robert Caro, Toni Morrison, and Bill Clinton. My favorite parts were the stories about Nora Ephron.