Below are three books that I've recently read with two/three-sentence reviews:
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
A 24/7 San Francisco bookstore with mysterious clientele prompts the newly hired clerk to investigate into what is really going on here. A so-so book with a so-so plot, but I still read through it pretty quickly.
Notkin interviews dozens of women in their 40s who thought they would be married with kids by now. The book goes around in circles and feels like one long interview with well-dressed, articulate, successful women. I'm glad that there is a voice out there speaking up for women whose lives don't look like the "norm, but I only found this book to be somewhat interesting. Maybe just opening up the conversation is good.
The mother of two girls, Patty Chang Anker decides to face some of her own fears so that she could be a role model to her daughters. She takes on surfing, public speaking, and heights to name a few. Slow and contrived in parts with some clunky and cheesy transitions, this book was a bit too long and dragged out for my taste and attention span. Some chapters were interesting though.