New Week, New Book (11/6/17)
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It's the best kind of Monday: the kind when I know that it's a short week because I'm headed out of town on Thursday to visit friends and run in the Richmond Half Marathon on Saturday. Travel also means additional reading time and I'm already looking forward to it!
Nonfiction November is in full swing and, so far, I'm thrilled with my reading choices. I probably didn't read quite as much over the weekend as I normally would, since I'll be out of town next weekend and needed to do completely ridiculous things like grocery shop, clean, and pack, but I did get a good start on a new book and it has kept me intrigued.
Last week, I finished The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Even though I started this book years ago, I never truly finished it and a lot of time has passed; in addition, I now work in a profession that involves patient advocacy and medical ethics which lends an entirely different perspective to this story. As one of my book-loving friends said, this should be required reading.
I immediately started reading The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan; I can hardly put this one down which is why I've already gotten through most of it, even though my dedicated reading time has been somewhat limited.
On the audiobook front, a new release caught my eye and I have to say that it is SO GOOD; I have been talking about it nonstop. I think I've told about 20 people at work about this story and I hope some of you will check it out, as well. Craig & Fred by Craig Grossi is a beautiful story of beating insurmountable odds thanks to the support of friends and comrades; don't worry, dog lovers...Fred is just fine.
Since I'm almost finished with my two current reads, I'm trying to decide what to start next. I've just received notification from my library that the audio version of Unqualified by Anna Faris is ready for me (yay!), so I'll start that soon. In addition, I'm really excited to begin Code Girls by Liza Mundy, but I already have a copy of The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan (author of my current nonfiction read!) and I really want to start it, too! A great problem to have, right?
Hope you all have a great start to the week!