Keep RDecember 2016

Keep Reading December 2016

Here we are starting a brand new year. Honestly, I am glad to let the last one go. Although I had a lot of wonderful experiences, the year seemed to be a struggle.
I did do a lot of great reading. Thanks to all those authors who both educated and entertained me.

I think, my favorite book for December, is The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
This is a new book from 2016. Four siblings who are expecting an inheritance find they may not get the money after all. They have all been planning on it for half their lives and their brother Leo may cost them their share of the money.
I found this book hard to put down. Once again we have a great book taking place in the city of New York.

The Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien
This book was written in 1994, I am not sure if that makes it an old book or a new one. It is certainly worth reading and will keep you wondering even at the end. After the lead character loses his bid for the senate, he and his wife escape to their cottage in the woods. However, they take their past with them and things unravel quickly.

My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki
I absolutely love this author. I am copying the book description from the NLS site because they do a great job describing this book. Watch out, you might not want to eat meat again. I skipped a small part and you will figure it out when you read it.
American filmmaker Jane Takagi-Little shoots a Japanese television series featuring American wives preparing meat dishes until she angers producers by delving into controversial subject matter. Meanwhile the wife of the show’s executive is inspired by the series, but her anorexia-induced infertility angers her abusive husband.

Operation Mincemeat by Ben Macintyre,

This is my nonfiction choice for this month but it certainly reads like fiction. I love this author. This book takes place in World War 2 and takes us along for a giant trick that is played on the Germans. You will see some characters you know including some authors who also could have been involved in espionage.

Now I am collecting my January books. I will spend the end of the month in Mexico so I am including some books about Mexico and some good just lying by the pool books. I will keep you posted.

I also intend to work my way through Proust this year, anyone want to join me?

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