A (not so) weekly feature in which I tell you about new books I added to my TBR.
I am still calling this “weekly”, even though I haven’t done this in weeks. But I just haven’t been discovering new books all that much lately, and I don’t see the point in doing an update with only one book. But this week’s different! I have some awesome books to talk about, so let’s dive into it!
1. My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame
Why I added it: I’ve been meaning to get into more Manga ever since I read Orange (which you should totally check out!). This is supposedly a very touching story and it’s GLBT and explores the cultural difference between Japan and Canada, and all of that sounds awesome.
2. Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya
Why I added it: Like I said, I’ve been meaning to read more Manga, and this one came recommended from everyone basically. It’s a story about a family with a curse and how their lives change after they take an orphaned girl into their home. Honestly, I know so little about this, but everyone says that if you like Orange (which I very much do) then this is a great place to continue with Manga. Looking forward to it.
3. Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen
Why I added it: It wouldn’t be a Weekly TBR Update post without one feminist non-fiction. This is a collection on essays on women who are “too something” and how that made their careers but how it’s also something they are judged for. There’s a chapter on Lena Dunham, on Nicki Minaj, on Kim Kardashian, and the author uses these pop culture icons to explore what womenhood is today. Sounds brilliant honestly. And I like a good pop culture reference.
4. The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy
Why I added it: I am a real sucker for sister stories. Maybe it’s the fact that they remind me of my own sister, but I always like a book that focuses on sibling relationships. This one follows Mary and her younger sister Hannah, as they become homeless after their mother’s death and the struggles they go through after that. Sounds super moving, and wonderful and I am really looking forward to it.
5. My Glory Was I Had Such Friends: A Memoir by Amy Silverstein
Why I added it: This is probably my favorite book on this week’s list. This is Amy Silverstein’s memoir that focuses on her female friends who helped her overcome a really difficult period in her life. It’s a story that celebrates female friendships and the resilience of them, and how having the right people in your life can help you overcome the obstacles that you face. I expect a lot of tears upon reading this, and I am really looking forward to picking this one up real soon.
So those are this week’s books! Let me know if any of these interest you and as always, I’d love to hear from you: what are some cool new books you discovered? Also, if you have any Manga or sister stories recommendations, I’d love to hear them!
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