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Hello fellow Challengers! How is your reading? Recently, I’ve finished What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe, Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa, and More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera and the three books are very different. What If is just an incredibly fun read. I actually let myself fall behind on some beloved podcasts to listen to What If at the gym instead, which is really saying something! Wil Wheaton does a great job narrating and the questions are truly absurd and entertaining.
Fans of the Impossible Life and More Happy Than Not are more similar because they are more serious works of fiction. And yet More Happy Than Not is about learning to deal with memories and past events when it seems easier to forget and Fans of the Impossible Life is not about running away from the bad stuff but trying heal and embrace it. Both were really lovely and I especially liked how Silvera explored the nature of identity and the weight of our pasts in More Happy Than Not.
Right now, I’m looking forward to reading more from the Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults list like Challenger Deep and The Bunker Diary. I’m also planning on tracking down lluminae: The Illuminae Files_01 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff on audio since I love a good science fiction novel!
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— Anna Tschetter, currently reading Gotham Academy, Vol. 2: Calamity by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl