#52. Cybersexism: Sex, Gender and Power on the Internet by Laurie Penny
★★★★★ – A 3 star for fairly well informed feminist Internet-goers; a must-read for everyone else. Full review here.
#53. Scott Pilgrim Vs. the Universe (Scott Pilgrim, #5)
★★★★★ – Just, read this series. Promise?
#54. NW by Zadie Smith
★★★★★– This was my first experience with Zadie Smith and I wasn’t disappointed. I enjoyed her turns of phrase and wry observations. The structure was really engrossing – at least until she decided to bin the lot of it around three-quarters of the way in. Although many would claim that literary fiction borrows form the real world rather than building its own, I’d say that this is an exception to that “rule”.
#55. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
★★★★★– Funny lead character, great descriptions, ridiculous antics. Although I haven’t seen it yet, I can see how this would make a great movie. Great read for writers and fans of crime capers.
#56. Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour (Scott Pilgrim, #6) by Bryan Lee O’Malley
★★★★★– This didn’t wrap things up as neatly as the movie does, but with good reason since the characters are a lot more autonomous and the focus isn’t solely on Scott. Not my favourite of the series but still, see above.
#57. Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
★★★★★ – A good, digestible guide to common business practices like creativity and productivity. Debunks the myth of the hero, hard work defined by hours, and all the usual entanglements that come along with running your own small business. Really helpful for me as a freelancer with tons of useful tidbits to remind yourself about once in awhile.