Here's what I read in September + October 2020:
A Room Called Earth by Madeline Ryan | People’s minds are fascinating places. I truly loved this look into the main character’s mind as she prepared for, attended, and left at party. I loved that it occurs over the span of a day/evening and all the pieces of her mind + heart that were captured in that time frame. Our inner worlds are unique and interesting and diverse and that greatly impacts our experience of the outer world. The fact that the writer + main character are autistic was extra meaningful to me.
Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam | I had a hard time putting this one down. I was into the descriptive writing style (I can see that it was a little over the top for some people) + appreciated how that contributed to the overall feeling I was getting from the story. The whole book felt unlike anything I’ve read before.
The New Wilderness by Diane Cook | Stayed up late finishing this one last night. Captivating story about a future time where there is very little wilderness area left + a group of people who are part of a study who inhabit it (a mother + a daughter are main characters). I was moved multiple times by themes surrounding what it means to be wild + what it means to be human.
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant | I re-read this book for my local book club. I remember being deeply touched by this story when I read it the first time many, many years ago. My experience this time was different.
The Girl In The Mirror by Rose Carlyle | Read this entire book in on a Saturday and it was just the kind of mystery/thriller that I needed to get me reading again. It's always the thrillers that do this for me + I'm so thankful. Fun read.
Carry: A Memoir Of Survival On Stolen Land by Toni Jensen | Bring on all the memoirs. Bring on stories of different life experiences than my own. Bring on words to process our lives. I'll be looking for the second half of her story someday.
To see all my past reading over the last few years check out my For The Love Of Books archive.