Thursday, May 14, 2020

Stuck Inside Recommendations 41-50: Memoirs!

On Facebook I started recommending a book a day for those stuck inside and looking for something good to read. I'm alternating between books published by Macmillan (my employer) and not. (Simply, because the vast majority of my reading is Macmillan books, it's really hard for me to not have this unbalance in any list I put together.) And I thought I'd pull together those recommendations every 10 days here, for people who I'm not Facebook friends with. These 10 books are all mysteries, as requested!

Please buy books from independent bookstores! You can find your nearby indies here, or you can buy from bookshop.org or you can get audiobooks from Libro.fm. Those last two you either can get to through the website of an indie, and have part of your purchase go to that indie directly, or if you really don't know of one, any purchases made on those sites, even unaffiliated ones, will indirectly support independent bookstores. Bookstores are really struggling right now, from chains on down to the little guys, and right now, you have a lot of time to read! Seems like two great things that go great together.

Now, on with the list! While these are numbered, they are not ranked. I've starred the non-Macmillan books, and if I reviewed them, I'll link to the review. Every one of these books got a 5-star rating from me! Memoirs are my favorite genre! Hope you find some delights in here.

41. Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World by Leigh Ann Henion*

42. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

43. Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home by Nina Stibbe*

44. Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children by Sara Zaske

45. Red-tails in Love: Pale Male's Story—A True Wildlife Drama in Central Park by Marie Winn*

46. Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime by Scott Simon

47. The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman*

48. Nothing Good Can Come from This by Kristi Coulter

49. My Own Country: A Doctor's Story by Abraham Verghese*

50. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande



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