Keep Reading November 2016
I am sorry I am a bit late with this list of book suggestions.
We spent the month in Florida and although my husband was working most of the time I had lots of lovely walks along the ocean and plenty of reading time. I am having a hard time picking my favorite books for November but here goes…
The book that holds the number one spot is by Jodi Picoult
Small Great Things is a book that broke my heart and made me think, more than any book in years.
A white supremacist couple forbids Ruth Jefferson–an experienced labor and delivery nurse who happens to be an African American–from touching their newborn. The next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Her hesitation leads to a court case.
I found this a very timely book to read. Are we all racists? I don’t think I am but now I am not sure.
Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coats
This columnist uses this book to write a letter to his teen age son. He reflects on his past as a black man in America and gives heart felt advice to his son.
Again, I am using reading as a tool to try to understand what is going on in our world.
On a different note, here is a great vacation book that will keep you guessing until the very end. Well, you might think you have all the answers but you won’t.
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
I am looking forward to reading other books by this author. I love books with a slightly different style and this book has hit that mark.
Now, for a blast from the past. I am still stuck on Southern literature and here is my book for this month. The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
A poor lonely 12 year old girl decides she will join her brother and his wife on their honey moon. Of course this does not happen. The book describes this time in this young ladies life in great detail. It is beautifully written with well-developed characters. You can pass on this suggestion to the young people in your life.
Now we are into December and I hope to not be late with my books for this month.