What Non-fiction are we reading in May, 2018?
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I'm guilty myself, having just started my first non-fiction book of this month: Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice by Bill Browder.
Just before that, I completed The Bletchley Girls, by Tessa Dunlop, which in my opinion is an example of an author's tackling of material she's not really up to handling.
Women and the Making of the Modern House: a social and architectural history, by Alice T. Friedman, and
A Jewish Voice from Ottoman Salonica: the Ladino Memoir of Sa'adi Besalel a-Levi
I recently finished City of scoundrels : the twelve days of disaster that gave birth to modern Chicago, by Gary Krist. This was read for my book club, which met this past weekend, and we were fortunate to have the author present (lucky for him we all liked the book!).
Also this month, I read Daniel J. Wakin's The Man with the Sawed-Off Leg and other tales of a New York City block.
I am now embarking Phyllis Tickle: a life, by Jon M. Sweeney. It's a new book, and so I need to enter it into LT, so the touchstone can work.
by Grady Hendrix
Hendrix writes about the horror genre when it really took off in the 70’s and 80’s. He reviews the different genres (and there are a lot of them) within the horror spectrum, the authors, the publishing companies, the artists that painted the book covers and of course lots of pictures of the actual, wonderfully horrible graphic covers. This is not a dry book; Hendrix uses much humor to describe the plots of these books and I found myself chuckling throughout the book. The only problem with this book is I now have added several more books to my never ending reading list.
One would not be on LT if it wasn't for this disease we have. I say I'm not going to bring anything more home until I do something about all the boxes in the library.
I brought home a box with more about a week ago and had the bookseller order another book for me so enough for my little statement in the preceding paragraph. . . oh my.