Welcome to 2019, where we all decide to embark on a new resolution to eat healthier, maybe make it to Freeman, or actually go to class for once.

Saadia (sdzand I have been exchanging book recommendations for some time now, and after a caps-lock induced discussion, the Book-slying was born/birthed/created. I’ve decided to invest in some self-care by reading a book at least every two weeks, and instead of incessantly posting about the books I read on Instagram, I (we) will take the time to review what we’ve been procrastinating our work with.

But let’s be honest, I will continue to incessantly post about the books I’m reading. It’s just the way I am.

The goal for this series is to come with a book review every week, alternating between the two of us, making each of us responsible for a book every two weeks. Melisa reads a lot, Saadia does not. This is an attempt to bridge that gap.

Read below the jump for an explanation of the rating system!

Explanation of the rating system:

Each book will be rated between 1-5 Michael Roths. Unfortunately, the more Michael Roths, the better. If the particular book is especially wonderful, we will add a “Summies side dish.” These side dishes range from “I will eat this” to “I will spend extra points for this side” the latter denoting the highest honor within the Book-syling rating system.

The order of “side” ratings is as follows:

House Salad: Good, wholesome, good for your health

Dessert Parfait: I probably shouldn’t read this for my health, but I want this for my soul.

Onion Rings: Good, but will leave you with an upset stomach afterward. Be careful.

Sweet Potato Fries: I know this is bad for me, but I will INVEST in this thing. The highest of honors.

We may also comment on how much sleep we lost reading said book, an important addition when trying to balance Wesleyan and non-Wes readings :)


Below is our Table of Contents (ha) of the books we’ve reviewed:

1. Everything I’ve Never Told You by Celeste Ng (Meli)

2. Educated by Tara Westover (Meli)

3. The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Meli)

4. Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak (Meli)


Happy reading!

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