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Saturday, December 1, 2018

My Month in Review: November

The Month in Review meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

I note the non-Macmillan books in this post with a star.

Books completed this month:
Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell *
March: Book Two by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell *
March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell *
Carnegie Hill: A Novel by Jonathan Vatner
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden (audio) *
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (audio) *
I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest
Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth (audio)
Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends by Kelsey Miller *
Honestly, We Meant Well by Grant Ginder

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman (audio) *
The Dharma of the Princess Bride: What the Coolest Fairy Tale of Our Time Can Teach Us about Buddhism and Relationships by Ethan Nichtern
The Pennypackers Go on Vacation by Lisa Doan

What I acquired this month (non-work books):
The Brightest Sun by Adrienne Benson
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

I bought these three books at a WNBA event at Towne Book Center outside of Philadelphia. The third book wasn't part of the event--it was a book I'd gotten several influential recommendations for and picked up there.

A Sentimental Education by Joyce Carol Oates was sent to me by my sister-in-law! She loves JCO, and thanks to her I have now read one JCO and acquired another one, but this is great because even though short stories aren't my usual thing, given my reading requirements for work, short stories are a great way for me to read an outside book when I might need to put it down for several days.

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann I bought at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC.

I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends by Kelsey Miller I bought at Newtown Bookshop in Newtown, PA. It's one of my accounts and I was there for work, and I've been eyeing this book for months and finally I couldn't resist anymore.

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