2.26.2016

Recommended Reads, 23rd in a Quarterly Series

http://mylilybell.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/girl-reading-in-grass-300x200.jpgSo many books, so little time.  These past three months included two trips (California, Orlando) plus a foray into some African-American classics.



* The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Skloot).  You can't make this stuff up.

* 41: A Portrait of My Father (Bush).  Loved W's love and admiration for his dad.

* Twelve Years a Slave (Northup).  A difficult read on many levels.

* The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (Pollan).  Far-ranging and thoughtful without being barfy.

* I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Angelou).  Beautifully written; I was transported.

* Invisible Man (Ellison).  A searing account of the black male experience in America.

* First Family: Abigail and John Adams (Ellis).  Loved seeing this period of American history through the lens of a couple's relationship.

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