Jun 29, 2020

Sam’s 2020 Quarantine Reads (So Far) 📚🤓📖⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

(One good thing about not having kids is I can read all the time…) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is considered one of the best Agatha Christie books (I’d never read one until last year so it’s been fun to check them out; they’re so old-timey & fun). I got spoiled on the twist ending somehow, so I knew whodunit right away… but that didn’t really take away from my enjoyment.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Norse Mythology is just… Norse mythology, but Neil Gaiman. Didn’t know that. I read it anyway.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I started rereading A People’s History b/c I wanted to know more about the Spanish Flu / 1918 Influenza. But I only got a few chapters in, because the back-to-back accounts of the Native American genocide & the slave trade triggered an existential crisis (I mean… this shit goes back 400 years, and even longer than that… those colonialists were already on the white supremacy / oppression tip when they *got* here, so really it all started because of capitalism / religion, and the roots run so deep I just don’t see how we’re ever gonna make it right. Then I venture out for groceries and see pickup trucks with confederate flags and offensive bumper stickers and I just think… yeah, maybe humanity just deserves to go extinct at this point…)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sooo, yeah. I had to put that one down for a beat. 😐⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I bought Untamed during a renegade trip to Target and devoured in in 4 days. I feel like a cliché. But I loved it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Notice the 2 library books… I’ve had them since Feb. 😳⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Also, not pictured (because 🎧audiobooks)—⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith (chilling)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski (owning my sexuality, hey girl hey!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Notes From A Young Black Chef: A Memoir by Kwame Onwuachi (inspiring, delightful, refreshing, powerful.. and food)

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