A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy by Sarah Lazarovic
I was confused by this one. I expected tips on simplifying but found a celebration of material goods instead. Perhaps I missed something.
Dr. Mutter's Marvels by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
A fascinating look at a more than fascinating man. Reading about the early days of medical school was interesting and made me cringe more than once.
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
What a lovely, and incredibly moving, story.
Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican
Brutal. That's an understatement. See my review here.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
I read this for the very first time. It was as spooky as I expected and the ending made me gasp aloud. It was the perfect October read.
This One Summer by Jillian & Mariko Tamaki
An absolutely gorgeous graphic novel with a story that could have come out of my own childhood. This one hit close to home.
The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg
A brilliant look at the practice of presenting female children as boys, in order to circumnavigate the oppression of women in Afghanistan. An amazing book.
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Another great graphic novel. I'll admit to liking Boxers & Saints more, but this one was well worth the time.
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
This was my first Cather. (I know!!!) I was stunned by the breathtaking prose. Simply gorgeous.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
If you haven't read this yet you shouldn't wait a moment longer. The power of this novel cannot be overstated.
Sleep in Peace Tonight by James MacManus
An interesting take on historical happenings just proceeding the United States involvement in WWII. You can see my review here.
Favorite Fiction: O Pioneers!
Favorite Nonfiction: Dr. Mutter's Marvels
What was your favorite read of the month?