April 2019 Book Recap

Standouts: The Making of the Atomic Bomb and Accessory to War—these two complemented each other well and were both a little beastly, yet engrossing.

In Pieces was one of the best autobiographies I've read in awhile, although Michelle Obama's Becoming was also excellent.

The Terror was a pleasant surprise, and I'm actually glad I watched the AMC series first — strong Shackleton vibes.

Quote for Pondering:

“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”

— James Clear, Atomic Habits


The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ [History, science] // Goodreads Review (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

— Robert Oppenheimer as he witnessed the first detonation of a nuclear weapon on July 16, 1945.

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military by Neil deGrasse Tyson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ [History, science] // Goodreads Review (Space Force!)

In Pieces by Sally Field ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ [Autobiography, memoir] // Goodreads Review

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ [Psychology, productivity] // Goodreads Review (Better than The Power of Habit)

Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" by Lena Dunham ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ [Autobiography, memoir] // Goodreads Review (Not that bad!)

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach ⭐️⭐️⭐️ [Space, science] // Goodreads Review (Minimal Mars)

I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff by Abbi Jacobson ⭐️⭐️ [Autobiography, memoir] (Broad City is SO much better!) // Goodreads Review


The Terror by Dan Simmons ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ [Historical fiction, horror] // Goodreads Review (Ill-fated ice adventure)

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ [Nigerian Femme Fatale] // Goodreads Review

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen ⭐️⭐️⭐️ [Mystery, thriller] // Goodreads Review (Lifetime movie-esque)

Folding Beijing by Hao Jinfang ⭐️⭐️⭐️ [Contemporary Dystopian Chinese Sci-Fi] // Goodreads Review