Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed : sixteen writers on the decision not to have kids edited by Meghan Daum
essays / nonfiction

Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed : sixteen writers on the decision not to have kids edited by Meghan Daum

Some of the essays in Selfish were really good. Geoff Dryer’s essay was hilarious. Others were sort of sad. Lots of divorces and bad childhoods.  I can’t say I related to a lot of them but it was interesting to read the reasons people had for making the same decision I made not to have … Continue reading

The Perfect Neighbors: A Novel   by Sarah Pekkanen
fiction / mystery

The Perfect Neighbors: A Novel by Sarah Pekkanen

After reading an exhaustive history of Southern food and some pretty serious memoirs about mental illness I thought I’d go for something lighter. Oddly, The Perfect Neighbors took longer to read than all of those previous books. I have no idea why! The writing was pretty simple and the plot wasn’t terribly complex. I didn’t love the … Continue reading