Greetings everyone! Sorry for my lack of posts. Don’t worry, everything is fine. No, I haven’t fallen off the edge of the earth. It’s been a busy, but enjoyable summer. With the nice weather, full social calendar and Sunday morning urban hikes I haven’t been able to blog like I have in the past. But while that might be bad news for my blog, the good news is I’ve read a ton of excellent nonfiction.
In the past whenever I would get behind in my blogging I’d do a massive catch-up post in which I’d briefly list all the books I’ve read with a few comments about each book. This time around, while I’d love to do that, I just can’t. These are quality books and quality books deserve their due. They need to be praised, or at the very least written about in some length. Therefore, I’ve decided to do a kind of preview post in which I tell you what I’ve read, with the expectation that I’ll write about these book in the coming days. Hopefully, this will not only tell you what I’ve been reading, but also inspire me to blog. So, with all that in mind, here’s what I’ve read this summer.
- Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition by Nisid Hajar
- Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
- The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men’s Prison by Mikita Brottman
- Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
- Unchosen: The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels by Hella Winston
- Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal
- The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
- The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Impostor by Mark Seal
- And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East by Richard Engel