Favorite Book Of The Month: The Devil In The White City
If you live in the city of Chicago or are interested in American history this is a must-read! Erik Larson does a fantastic job at bringing the Chicago’s World’s Fair in the 1800’s to life. There are more historical figures and storylines embedded into this novel than I can count. Now, as I walk down the street I can only imagine what it was like to be here during that time. I’ve come to accept that my favorite genre is Historical Fiction, and this one takes the cake.
Still Trying To Figure It Out – Now I Have To Read The Sequel: The Three-Body Problem
Okay, The Three-Body Problem was suggested to me by so many of my fellow readers. It is deemed one of the best new sci-fi novels, exploring technology, gaming, and aliens. I will admit, it took me until the end of the book to fully grasp and understand what was going on. But now, I am kind of hooked and have to know what happens next.
Well That’s Concerning: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains
Nicholas Carr takes a deep dive into how our brains operate and how they have been transformed by the advent of the internet and always being connected. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Carr pulls from scientific research to back his claims. I think there is something to be said about our brains evolving and changing as we are constantly being disrupted by notifications and the multi-tasking lives that we now live. This book will make you want to sit down, slow down and read a book – if you aren’t already doing so regularly.
Great Airplane Read: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Another great read by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Last year I read Daisy Jones and the Six and was delighted by how it was written like an extended magazine article interview. The story of fictitious character Evelyn Hugo was just as entertaining, as you go through Evelyn’s rise to acting stardom and the romantic and not-so romantic relationships that defined her career.
Classic Stephen King: The Institute
I love a good thriller, and I love Stephen King. I have been reading his books since middle school. The Institute is another King classic that revolves around the haunting world of kids with extraordinary skills being exploited for evil. It is very relevant to the world that we live in today, and makes you question the extent that people and organizations will go to to maintain “peace”.