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.
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.
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.
What was your favorite read of the month?