September 13, 2021

Goodreads Update Sep. 2021 Pt. 1

Well, here we are again. After taking it easy last month on adding things to the TBR, I went HAM on it this month. Here we go!

Stripper Librarian

I Was a Stripper Librarian: From Cardigans to G-Strings by Kristy Cooper - Starting off strong this month. This is a memoir by a librarian who got a second job as a stripper to help pay off her student loans for grad school. Talk about the sexy librarian stereotype!

Boy Band

Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky - This is a black humor book about a couple of girls who accidentally kidnap a member of their favorite boy band. It's about fan culture and how it can get out of hand.

Reality-Based Leaders

Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses Into Results by Cy Wakeman - Apparently, Cy Wakeman is a management genius? Anyway, I've heard good things, and since I want to move into management, this seems like a good one.


Rush by Lisa Patton - This one is about a fictional sorority at Ole Miss. It doesn't sound much like my sorority experience, but it's supposed to be hilarious. I realize my sorority was a little different than the usual, and not being in the deep South probably had an impact there.


Bombshell by Sarah MacLean - I have liked MacLean's historical romances in the past and I'm interested to see where she's going next.

Anatomist's Wife

The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber - Historical Mystery! That cover! Yes please! It's the first in a series! I'm pretty excited about this one.

Blood and Ash

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout - I feel like I've had this fantasy romance on and off my list multiple times. I can't remember what prompted me to put it back on the list this time.

Silence of the Girls

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker - I don't know how I missed this one when it came out. Somehow it didn't get my attention. Anyway, this is a retelling of the Trojan War from the perspective of the women. I'm here for that.

Windsor Knot

The Windsor Knot by S. J. Bennett - I must be in the mood for mysteries. Or maybe we're just getting a slew of good ones. In this one, the detective is the Queen of England. And it's first in a series!

Girly Drinks

Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol by Mallory O'Meara - The author has a podcast that I love called Reading Glasses. I haven't read her other works, but this one I'm mildly interested in.

Brothers on Three

Brothers on Three: A True Story of Family, Resistance, and Hope on a Reservation in Montana by Abe Streep - I'm always here for books about Native Americans. Especially non-fiction and memoirs.

Poet Warrior

Poet Warrior by Joy Harjo - Speaking of Native Americans... I read Harjo's memoir Crazy Brave this year, and I read American Sunrise a couple of years ago. I'm okay with reading another one. She's a little woowoo, but that's ok.


The Family by Naomi Krupitsky - I'm just about done with these covers with parts of women. But anyway, this author is being called an American Elena Ferrante, which I am interested in. This is about two girls in mob families.

Mimi Lee

Mimi Lee Cracks the Code by Jennifer J. Chow - I read 2 Mimi Lee books last year and while they aren't great literature, I love the cat. I'm here for another one.


The Madwoman In the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination by Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar - I heard a podcast about Jane Eyre this week, and they mentioned this book, so of course I had to read it. It's on its way to my library as I type.


Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood by Dawn Turner - Turner is one of the titular three girls. It's about the three girls who came from the same town, had the same backgrounds and family statuses, but went in wildly different directions.

Bennet Women

The Bennet Women by Eden Appiah-Kubi - I heard about this on another podcast. It's a P&P retelling set in a college dorm. Nice.

Orquidea Divina

The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina** by Zoraida Cordova - One of my favorite BookRiot editors raved about this. It sounds like magical realism and the characters travel to Ecuador to uncover some secrets. Cool.

Form and Emptiness

The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki - This is another one I heard reviewed on a podcast. Also, I like the one other Ruth Ozeki book I've read.

Shelf Life

Shelf Life: Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller by Nadia Wassef - Once again, I heard this reviewed on a podcast. It talks about how hard it was for a woman to open a bookstore in Cairo, but then it took off. Love to hear it.

Well-Read Black Girl

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim - This is a collection of essays by black women authors. I'm pretty stoked about this one.

Ok. That does it. That's everything. See you again at the end of the month for more TBR additions!