I don’t have the energy for full-length reviews right now, and some of these are library books that need to go back, and I finished them all over a week ago. So, mini-review time! Luckily, they’re all pretty fabulous books.
Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (audiobook)
Oh, the Steve Freaks. I read Freakonomics YEARS ago and loved it. I kind of ignored Superfreakonomics when it came out, and then last month when I was trying to decide how to use my Audible credit, I landed on their newest book, Think Like a Freak. Basically, it was SUPER interesting and now I can’t wait to go back and read their second book. Think Like a Freak was a lot about different ways of thinking, analyzing, and getting data and patterns to emerge. But it was so much more fascinating than that! I listened to the audiobook to and from work. There were MANY days that I came home and told the honeyman about how slave traders used to lick slaves possibly to test their saltiness and why Van Halen had a thing about there being no brown M&Ms backstage and why the Nigerian scamming emails are still a thing… I’m rambling. But that’s what happens when I read this book! The best things about these books – great random conversation tidbits to keep in your arsenal.
Honor’s Knight (Paradox #2) by Rachel Bach
The sequel to Fortune’s Pawn, Devi is an awesome bad-ass character, these are just fun, easy, space-y, sci-fi books and I love them. I already have the third book waiting for me.
Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
This graphic novels probably deserves it’s only review… but I’m lazy. It’s about a chef named Katie who wants to open up her second restaurant, but it’s going badly. Plus, boyfriend problems, FWB problems, and one of her co-workers gets hurt. Things suck. Then she’s visited by a creepy girl who gives her instructions to help – write down your mistake, eat this one mushroom, go to sleep, and all will be different when you wake up. Things DO get better, but then Katie finds more than her fair share of magical mushrooms and things get out of control from there. I really liked the art, and that Katie often argued with the unseen narrator, and it was just a good read. Go get it.
Have you read any of these? What did you think?