My Top January Reads
I tell you mine, you tell me yours
- •Fiction: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter SwansonOh my gosh, this book. Twisty and turny, and I read it in huge 80 page gulps. And the ending... 😳😳😳😳 I need a support group for the last few pages.
- •Non-fiction: The Sound of Gravel by Ruth WarinerOmg!! Wariner grew up (and escaped) a polygamist cult, and this memoir broke my heart - metaphorically gutted me 10 times over - and I can't imagine I'll ever forget it. If you liked The Glass Castle, you'll love this.
- •Audible: The Cartel by Don WinslowOkay, this book is 23 hours long, so I am not quite done with it, but Winslow crafts an incredibly complex yet easy to follow, ripped-from-the-headlines world of the Mexican Cartel, and it is so compelling. The narrator is also excellent. Don't be deterred by the length: the way I see it, I'm really getting my money's worth.
- •Fiction: Up to this Pointe by Jennifer LongoBallet and Antarctica may seem like an unlikely pairing, but she makes it work. Also: I was almost crying several times.Suggested by @bookishclaire
- •Steal Like An Artist, by Austin KleonA short but fun, well-designed, and inspiring little book. Great way to start my writing year.Suggested by @bookishclaire