Kiss, Marry or Kill: 15
The time travel book I've read three times, the personal safety app every woman needs, more capitalistic bullsh*t, my "if I get hit by a bus" plans, and is this social media trend gross or endearing?
This is my weekly series for subscribers only, where I’ll share things that caught my eye this week in a fun and flirty way (kiss), a sustainable way (marry), or a not-so-good way (kill). And yes, this trendy game is technically “f***, marry, or kill” but we run a family-friendly-ish show around here.
Kiss (things I like right now)
All Our Wrong Todays by Eli Mastai
I’m on a kick of re-reading books I already own, and I forgot how much I LOVED THIS BOOK. The TL;DR is if you loved Recursion by Blake Crouch, you’ll love All Our Wrong Todays. (And if you haven’t read Recursion yet, WHY.)
I love books about time travel, and there is no shortage on the market—so why is this book about time travel the one I’ve gone back to three times now? The best I can come up with is that All Our Wrong Todays just makes me feel good. Happy. Charmed. The characters are endearingly relatable, the plot is tremendously clever, the prose is delightfully dry-humored, and above all, the story is full of soul. It’s one of the best time travel tales I’ve ever read, in that the details of the “how” were perfectly complex, unique, and explained throughout. (If the technical details lose me, it’s hard to stay invested in the story. If the author beats you over the head with how it works, I’m annoyed. This book navigated these waters beautifully.)
There were twists and surprises and love stories and plenty of excitement, and now that I’m writing this, I’d read it all over again tomorrow just to feel as light and happy as this book has made me. If you made All Our Wrong Todays your end-of-summer beach read, you would not be disappointed.