This week, I completed my Goodreads challenge, and finally finished Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste. I thought I would be finishing S. K. Lessly’s Loving An Alpha Male series as well, but the author decided to drag it out for a cliff hanger.
There’s always next week.
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Isabel Wilkerson takes a hard look at racism in the United States of America and it’s dependence on caste by comparing it to not only to the caste system of India, but to Nazi Germany as well.
I think what I loved best about this book was that a lot of the modern examples were things that I could relate to because I was old enough to remember the attitudes of everyone around me when they happened. I feel like Wilkerson’s commentary was very poignant, and that she really exposed how deep of an issue the US’s relationship with race is.
I’d recommend this book to anyone, both as a listen and as a read. It is very eye opening.
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Obsession Too by S.K. Lessly
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Grace Michelle “Misty” King has been a big part of the Cooper family for years, but she never expected her crush on the second son, Shane Marcello Cooper, to come of anything. That is until Shane realizes that Misty has been what he’s wanted this whole time.
This book drags like you wouldn’t believe. Like, maybe there’s a reason for it, but if the next book doesn’t deliver then this one is a total waste.
Grace and Shane are actually an interesting couple despite their fumbling towards a relationship. However this non-linear timeline is not adding to the story the way it should.
The only returning couple is Kenya and Josh from the first Obsession, but you figure by the end that Kenya is the cause of her own problems. She’s really not doing enough to keep herself out of trouble – like actively telling the truth to people who could deal with it. I’m convinced that S. K. Lessly means to kill her off.
Again, I only recommend this book to people who are already invested in the series. There was a lot of eye rolling on my part, and a lot of questions too.
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