Sunday, December 01, 2019

Books I read in November 2019

Dancing in the Dark by Caryl Phillips a novel about a black entertainer in the early 1900's. A look at racism and identity from an perspective that we do not often see. I enjoyed it.
The Armchair Esquire ed. by Arnold Gingrich and L. Rust Hills A collection of short stories that were originally published in Esquire Magazine. Fabulous stories by Steinbeck, D. H. Lawrence, J. D. Salinger, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Theodore Dreiser, Evelyn Waugh, John Dos Passos and more! Treasures!!
Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum (library) about a bored housewife living with her husband in Switzerland and the affairs she has to make herself feel anything.
CopTown by Karin Slaughter (library) 1970's Atlanta and women police officers hunting a cop killer. Very interesting 1970's sexual harassment etc of women doing a man's job. Also enjoyed the Atlanta locations.
Angel's Flight by Michael Connelly (library) Since I was recently in LA and rode on the Angel's Flight, I thought I would read this murder mystery about a murder that takes place on the funicular.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (library) sequel to the Handmaids Tale. I really liked the different points of view that she visited in this book.
The Beautiful Ones by Prince with Dan Piepenbring (library) Memoir that was left unfinished at Prince's death. Finished by Pipenbring and includes wonderful photos and information about Prince's first albums and Purple Rain etc. Great for fans.
Food Matters by Mark Bittman (library) great book talking about how the meat industry is draining our resources and we should look to a more plant based diet. Meatless Mondays here I come!
Big Sky by Kate Atkinson (library) I love the Jackson Brodie mysteries and this one is awesome too, I highly recommend  You probably should read them in order since the relationships change with the characters, but they are good as stand alone mysteries.
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter (library) Thriller with estranged sisters trying to solve a mystery, serial killer type stuff, so don't read if that bothers you.
Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey  a classic mystery, if you have not read any by Josephine Tey then you need to get out there and read her books NOW. Love her!!
The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald (library) recently made into a movie about a woman opening a bookshop in a small town and the changes it brings.
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie Great to revisit old favorites when I am flying and want a good book.

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