October 2015

I am working on a project that I'm so incredibly excited about. Can you guess what it is, based on this month's reading? Black Hearts by Jim Frederick This incredibly story of what can go desperately wrong in war riveted me.

Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel Terrific and terrifically sad.

Love My Rifle More than You by Kayla Williams Insight into a women's experience in the US Army.

Band of Sisters; American Women at War in Iraq by Kirsten Holmstedt Interesting stories.

What Comes Next and How to Like It by Abigail Thomas Just couldn't get into this

The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida Amazing. Hilarious

The Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret Sweet and sad and funny and wonderful.

Purity by Jonathan Franzen A fun, quick read.

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara I dunno. I mean, sure it was well written, but I'm just not as convinced as the author is that there is anything inherently attractive about suffering. Also, in a sweet way it seemed like a very young person's idea of post-collegiate adulthood. We'll all be best friends forever! And go to the same parties forever! And spend all our holidays together forever! And we'll all be rich and famous and have awesome New York apartments!

Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont A good read.