New Week, New Book (11/20/17)
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While I always feel extremely grateful for my outstanding local library system, I would like to have more control over when my holds become available...along with every other reader in the world. Last week, in the middle of reading Code Girls, I received notification that Genuine Fraud, the new release by E. Lockhart (author of bestseller We Were Liars), was available for me to borrow.
Feeling the need for a short break from Nonfiction November, I decided to postpone finishing Code Girls and switch to Genuine Fraud during my trip home on Monday. I finished it in nearly one sitting (had a layover, which allowed me to get up and move around for a bit) and it was rather disappointing. Had it not been such a quick read, and my relentless desire for redemption no matter how badly I'd like to call it quits, I probably would have ditched it before the end.
Back to Code Girls then, which I finished mid-week; I'm planning to share more on this one tomorrow, in my weekly Nonfiction November post. What a fascinating piece of our nation's history!
Thanks to a recommendation from both Catherine of The Gilmore Guide to Books (read her review here) and Sarah of Sarah's Book Shelves (find her review here), I decided to look for a copy of Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlin and it just happened to be available at the library. WOW. What a refreshing, transparent contribution and just what I needed at this point in my nonfiction reading plans.
I also finished the audio version of Unqualified by Anna Farris; like many other celebrity memoirs I've read recently, it wasn't especially outstanding but definitely an entertaining listen while running and during my daily commute.
Over the weekend, I started reading The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan (author of The Girls of Atomic City, which I loved) and I can hardly tear myself away; filled with gossip and intrigue over the mysterious man who began buying up land in the Asheville, North Carolina, area during the late 1800s, Kiernan's powerful storytelling has drawn me in once again!
These may be my last nonfiction selections before the month comes to a close, but I've added quite a few books to my list and I look forward to sharing those next week. For those of you who celebrate, I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving holiday; to be sure, I'll be staying far, far away from any shopping establishment.