Kacey's Recent Reads
A perfect rendering of the ups and downs of first love and trying to make it work in a world that is set up to keep you apart.
So, so good. Start by reading Vicious then follow it up with this one. It just keeps getting better throughout, and you might not be sure who you're rooting for in the end. Extraordinary abilities, extremely flawed characters, and ultimate showdowns make for a wonderful escape.
It's hard for me to describe this book in just a few words, but there's time travel, a badass group of women trying to change history, and 90s punk rock concerts. If you like sci fi, read this.
Worth reading over and over again - a moving meditation on race in America.
An utterly engrossing novel about what happens when a mother must take one child with her and leave one child behind while fleeing Maoist China.
A great book for book clubs, this story of a brutal crime in 1970s Texas examines power, misogyny, and how women endure when traditional justice is nowhere to be found.
A fast-paced thriller with complicated characters and urban myths come to life.
A must-read - beautiful, eloquent, lyrical, and an incredible story. You'll find yourself re-reading paragraphs and sentences and letting them tumble through your thoughts for a while.
A fast read that gives you multiple perspectives on what happens when a young woman is accused of aiding a terrorist attack in India. A heart-rending, nuanced exploration of class, family, politics, and choices.
Stacey Abrams has an expansive knowledge of voter suppression tactics and years of experience fighting for the rights of minorities at the ballot box. She details her experience in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election where she saw firsthand how this country has disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of people. Reading this book will give you a basic understanding of voter suppression strategies and small steps you can take in the fight for voting rights.
Anderson explores how the aftermath of a 2013 Supreme Court decision has devestated our democracy by suppressing voting rights of Black people and other minorities. This is a must read fore everyone in the country before our next election.
Dystopian fiction at its absolute best - heartbreaking, emotional, and gut-wrenching.
A fun, light-hearted rom-com between two authors experiencing writer's block.