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"Many people need desperately to receive this message: 'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.'" Kurt Vonnegut

lisa films
books (hollis book club)
about me (I don't love)
  • a horror book, Head Full of Ghosts, Paul Tremblay
  • a nonfiction book about science (sapiens), when breath becomes air, paul kalanithi
  • a collection of essays, Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit
  • a book out loud to someone else, All of the Cat & the Hat, Curious George, Madeline books to my kids (also Ping)
  • a middle grade book, the tale of desperaux, kate di camillo
  • a biography (not memoir or autobio)
  • a dystopian or post-apocalyptic, Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
  • a book published in the decade I was born (1970's), Kindred, Octavia Butler
  • an audible book that has won an audie, city of girls, elizabeth gilbert
  • a book over 500 pages, 11/22/63, Stephen king
  • a book under 100 pages: We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • a book by or about a transgender person, The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson
  • a book set in the middle east, the morning they came for us, janine di giovanni
  • a book by someone from southeast asia, the vegetarian, han kang
  • a book of historical fiction set before 1900 (His Bloody Project, To the Bright Edge of the World, The North Water or The Last painting of Sara De Vos), Kindred, Octavia Butler
  • a book that is first in a series by a person of color (Octavia Butler alert)
  • a non-superhero comic that debuted in the past 3 years. can't we talk about something more pleasant, roz chast
  • a book that was adapted into a movie. Then watch the movie. debate which was better; the orchid thief (book), adaptation (film). You cannot choose which was better. Not possible. They're both fantastic.
  • a nonfiction book about feminism or that deals with feminist themes, Shrill, Lindy West
  • a book about religion, lincoln in the bardo, george saunders
  • a book about politics, in my country or another (fiction or nonfiction), the morning they came for us, janine di giovanni
  • a food memoir, 32 yolks, eric ripert
  • a play
  • a book with a character that has a mental illness:Infinite Home, Kathleen Alcott
jan 20 2016 ∞
may 18 2020 +