Favorite Book OF The Month: A Gentleman In Moscow
I love a great historical fiction piece. A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles is an extraordinary story that takes you early 1900’s Russia. While you get a feel for the state of Russia post-revolution, this book actually gives you all the feels. As you follow the story of Count Alexander Rostov, you come to appreciate the importance of community despite circumstances – similar to what we are all experiencing now during quarantine. I couldn’t put it down. I’m sure you won’t be able to either.
Stuff you should know – with a twist : The Body
The Body is a synopsis of you guessed it – the human body. Having taken the full pre-med reqs, I am pretty familiar with science, the human body and anatomy (whether I passed those courses or not). If you have never really learned biology, this is a great place to acquaint yourself. If you are pretty well acquainted, this is a great place hear some historical stories and anecdotes about how scientific discoveries and terms came to be. Quite a few will make you chuckle for a variety of reasons.
Think Differently: Trick Mirror
Trick Mirror is an awesome collection of essays spanning topics about adolescence to how we view ourselves. It is thought provoking, raw, and wholly unapologetic – it will make you think differently. Jia Tolentino is such a badass and I want her to be my best friend. I mean check our her IG below. She’s the shit.
Still Confused: Ninth House
Okay, the Ninth House got awesome reviews and maybe I’m just not cool enough to get it, even though it sounded super cool. This book is centered around secret magical societies at Yale who are trying to maintain their power. Unfortunately, I found myself very confused although it came together at the end.