Recently Read Books!

This is a list of the books I've read in 2022, with a few of my thoughts on each.

Go here for last year's list!
Go here for the jump-off point of all the years I've been recording my reading list, separated by year!

8/29/22 Christopher Moore
A Dirty Job
I've liked Moore's other irreverent books sometimes but this one about a reluctant Death Merchant raising his Grim Reaper daughter spent way too much time beating the reader over the head with sex jokes, sexualizing women, and putting everything into a sexual context. (Not to mention the consistent stereotyping of nearly every marginalized population imaginable.) Really not my thing sadly.
8/13/22 The Ace and Aro Advocacy Project
Ace and Aro Journeys
Inclusive and emotionally resonant, Ace and Aro Journeys offers an authentic look at asexual and aromantic identity from every imaginable angle. It's written by people who have lived these specific trials and triumphs, with relatable examples and quotes from diverse ace– and aro-spectrum people, and dispensing wisdom regarding processing negativity as well as celebrating ace/aro joy. Aces and aros will see their identities thoroughly explored and validated beyond the usual token statements of "this exists," while those who want to learn about us will learn how to conceptualize us as we are, not as people with something missing.
3/14/22 Ronan Farrow
Catch and Kill
About a journalist tracking down the truth about Harvey Weinstein and trying to expose him, only to be met with opposition inside his own organization, legal threats from his story subject, and even spies who were tracking him. Pushing forward to tell these women's stories of sexual assault and abuse required a monumental effort and many risks.


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