I read 13 books in January, and if that isn't rallying after a slump, I don't know what is. But I'm not here to talk about all the books I read, or even the best books I read. I'm here to talk about the "good enough" books. The ones that I enjoyed, but they didn't blow my socks all the way off for reasons. Why? Because I have more to say about them right this second.
March: Book One by John Lewis, et al - I know this is a sacrilege. I love John Lewis, I love this book as the beginning of a series, but I reserve my 5-star reviews for the later volumes. I wanted much more.
Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit - This book is as important and moving and motivational as everyone says, but it also gets repetitive and drags in the middle. I definitely favored the earlier and later essays.
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance - Eh. This book was a whole lot like rehashing a bunch of stuff I already know because of where I live. I think it would be eye-opening to people who haven't spent significant time in poor, rural areas.