The Story Siren.
This week, despite having piles of thrift story literary novels and nonfiction plus everything Bill Bryson has ever written fifty or so deep scattered around my bedroom, plus last week's super giant box, I...walked into the library. I know. I know. DSM-5 psychologists and also those Big Pharma people that made erectile dysfunction officially a thing, you should know that a love of books is an addiction. A disease.
One of these days my stacks will mutiny and bury me, and I will die a very happy girl-woman. Mark my words.
Anyway, here's a recap of this week's damage:
The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor (credited as Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu) (Goodreads)
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (Goodreads)
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Goodreads)
Chime by Franny Billingsley (Goodreads)
All of these have been on my to-read list for what feels like forever, and as the two I've finished already were insanely amazing (Monsters of Men and Chime, of course), I think it's safe to say they were on that list for a reason. YA authors and libraries, you rock.
I also picked up a book called Mastering Finnish from the thrift store we visited after the bookstore, because I am a geek. Do with that information what you will.