Bus Reads for June

Commuting to Seattle by bus 5 days a week gives me a lot of reading time. Here’s what I read on the bus this past June:

How To Be Safe by Tom McAllister

This book takes place in the aftermath of a school shooting and hits so close to home. Tom has his fingers on the vein of society, maybe even deeper than that. All I know is as a woman in this culture of ours he nailed my fears, my insecurities, and some of the most terrifying interactions I have experienced in regards to harassment. On top of that our devotion to guns; how we interpret violence. So much of what I read has actually happened. This book may bring controversy, but its a needed one that lays all our sins to bare. Continue reading “Bus Reads for June”

Bus Reads for May

Commuting to Seattle by bus 5 days a week gives me a lot of reading time. Here’s what I read on the bus in May:

Everything Is Teeth by Evie Wyld

A graphic memoir of a young Evie’s obsession with sharks; every little thing about them. Folded in among that obsession are stories of family summers spent in New South Wales.

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Bird Week: Bus Reads for April

The Seattle Public Library is partnering with the Seward Park Audubon Center for the first ever Bird Week, April 23-30, in celebration of the center’s tenth anniversary.

Commuting to Seattle by bus 5 days a week gives me a lot of reading time. Usually I read whatever catches my eye, but for Bird Week I had to take it to the nest level!

Here are my bird-themed April bus reads: Continue reading “Bird Week: Bus Reads for April”

Bus Reads for March

Here are my March bus reads:

Mothers and Other Strangers by Gina Sorell

Married to a man she didn’t love and carrying a child she never could. Elsie had always wanted her mother to be proud of her…to want her, but she was always too selfish to be the mother Elsie needed. Now as an adult coming to terms with her mother’s death Elsie will reveal secrets long buried and question for herself what is love? What is home? Written beautifully with the past and present intertwining to tell a story of dysfunction and redemption. Continue reading “Bus Reads for March”

Bus Reads for February

Here are my February bus reads:


California Dreamin’ by Penelope Bagieu

A look at the life of Mama Cass before she was Mama Cass (of The Mamas and the Papas). I loved it. Beautifully illustrated, and Mama Cass has been a fascination to me; she also reminds me a bit of my mom.




Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith

This takes place on a fictional island chain located in the Pacific Northwest, reminiscent of the San Juan Islands. The imagery was spot on and that’s what initially drew me to this novel. Lucie, the main character, grew up on Orwell Island, while her father worked at a refinery on Marrow Island, but after a terrible earthquake causes destruction and death she leaves that life behind. She heads back as an adult to Orwell after inheriting her family home and then to Marrow to visit an old friend living with a colony rehabilitating the island. Secrets are uncovered and it will take all the strength Lucie has not to lose herself.

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~ posted by Kara P.