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Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

Let's Explore Diabetes with OwlsLet’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Oh man, I am SO upset about this book! After David Sedaris‘s last book I was really looking forward to this one. By that I mean, his last book sucked and left a comedy void in my soul. I had to read a lot of Dave Barry to fill that in. There were a few stories in this book that were hilarious. Like- you can’t read them in public because people will stare at you – hilarious. However the majority of these stories were frankly boring. It reminded me a bit of the show The Fabulous Beekman Boys. Parts of it are the funniest thing on TV and the other half is boring. Really, really boring. You absolutely MUST read “Dentists Without Borders” and “Understanding Understanding Owls.”

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Updated: I Need Your Book Recommendations

Usually I do a reading goal that’s a number of books per year. Turns out that means I never read books more than 400 pages. I switched it up this year to close that loophole on myself. I can’t believe I’m closing a loophole in my plan for myself. This is serious, guys. So my plan was to read one book in each of the following categories. Some of these I’ve already read, so I’ve marked them off. The other ones are up for suggestion! Comment with your recommendations. I really need them.

  • SciFi:
  • Classic: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • Young Adult:
  • Poetry:
  • History: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • American Author: The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
  • Biography: Amy, My Daughter by Mitch Winehouse
  • European Author: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • Business: The No Asshole Rule by Robert I. Sutton
  • Asian Author:
  • Fantasy: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Spanish Author: Aura by Carlos Fuentes
  • Historical Fiction: The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
  • Award Winner:
  • Memoir: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
  • Short Stories: The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Mystery: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Romance: Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood #11) by J.R. Ward
  • Comedy: Dave Barry Does Japan by Dave Barry
  • Kid’s Book:
  • Advice: How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World by Jordan Christy
  • Re-read: Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1) by J.R. Ward
  • How-To:
  • Recommendation from a Friend:
  • Travel:
  • Dystopian: Who Fears Death

Anything that’s not crossed off is fair game. Click on the books I’ve already read to see my review and leave your suggestions in the comments!