Peter from Flashlight Worthy HQ here. Erin didn't write an introduction for this list so I'm diving in.
Erin does something very cool. She uses Twitter* to publish book reviews — book reviews that are absolutely, positively no more than 140 characters in length.
I liked what she does so much that I got in touch and asked her for a Flashlight Worthy list... but a list where her comment on each book is no more than 140 characters. ;)
*Twitter is extremely simple... and yet extremely difficult to explain. If you don't know what it is, here's a thorough explanation.
by Stacey May Fowles
Stunning debut. Pitch-perfect quarterlife crisis of six friends/lovers. Canadian and twenty something? This is your life if you were cooler. (140 characters)
by Michael Chabon
Imaginative Jewish alternate history, look at identity politics & detective thriller combined! It's complex, funny and worth the hype. (Only 134 characters!)
by Kristin Cashore
A great, mature YA novel, filled with originality, fantasy, romance, mystery, battles. Very on-trend w/ strong female lead and strong plot. (139 characters)
by Mary Swan
A beautifully bleak and haunting story of a crime affecting a small community in 1800s, told from different views. Unique & compelling. (Again, 134 characters! Such waste!)
by Marina Endicott
Mid-life crisis at it's best (worst?) as Clary learns about selflessness, sharing, family and love by guiltily taking in homeless family. (137 characters)
by Margaret Atwood
An insightful, well-researched, uncannily timely look at debt Explores debt through history, culture, literature. A current must-read. (134 characters)
by David Gilmour
An honest examination of a father/son relationship and parenting, more so than a cinematic education. The emotions are raw and powerful. (135 characters)
Whew! 29 characters to spare across the 10 reviews!
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