I am trying to keep up with this.
I started out with Blink: the Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell. While not as ground-breaking as Outliers, this did have a few interesting tales in the discussion of how people make snap decisions, for good or bad. Next came The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux. I love travel fiction so this book of a train journey across Asia and back again sounded like a good fit. Instead I found myself slightly annoyed with Theroux, as he was often with the people around him. In February I also finished the Victorian fairy tale Phantastes by George MacDonald. Not as focused as some of his other work, but it had its moments.
In March I finally finished Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed the World by Penny La Conteur. A really informative book on the history of chemistry. Very cool, but not something to read every night. I've been working on this one for several months a chapter at a time. Since I was behind I tried to catch up by reading the Youth novel Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech about a little girl mourning her mother's departure and trying to figure out her new life. Well written with a light tone. Another reason I'm behind is that I've been reading 688 page Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin as part of my January fairy tale celebration. I liked it, the beginning has a lot of magical realism. The second half of the book gets weirder and weirder. I definitely am interested in reading more Helprin in the future.
I have to catch up with at least one more this week!
How's it going? Reading anything interesting this month?