I love To Kill a Mockingbird (in written and Gregory Peck form), I love true crime and documentaries, and I love behind the scenes looks at famous people and famous situations so I completely loved this book. And proceeded to tell all my friends about it. The story focuses on an infamous homicide and insurance fraud scandal in 1970's Alabama—and Harper Lee's attempt to novelize it, emulating Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. The book that emerges is a little about the case, a little about southern history, and a little about the biography of Harper Lee pre and post critical acclaim. It's a true gem.
The first hand-account of the Chernobyl meltdown that you never knew you needed. Deeply researched, it's a must-read for anyone who is, like me, obsessed the recent HBO mini-series.
You’ve probably been hearing about this book nonstop since its publication date, and for good reason. I devoured this genre-spanning memoir in a single weekend. It is a book that, as a queer woman, I need to hold close to my heart, not in spite of the fact but because it serves as a reminder that not allowing narratives of “the punctured dream” that is queer domestic abuse disavows us to fully examine complexity of queer experiences.
Ross Gay's Book of Delights is a unapologited force of positivity. It is a book of celebrations. It makes you want to high five a stranger, pick fresh fruit, take a lense to the world and find what delights you.
You'll see the dark in a new light.