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The Past Week:
I was able to read four middle grade books and four adult books this week. I don't know that I ever finish that many adult books in a week. That's different. Blind Spot was a very interesting look at biases. I talked about it in one of my Slice of Life posts here. Below Stairs was a quick read. It's the memoir that inspired the shows "Upstairs Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey" and I found it quite interesting.
I finally finished reading The Elements of Style and I am sure my writing will improve a ton. ;) The book was humorous at times and that was a surprise to me.
The Plague of Doves was more than I was expecting. I've read several books by Louise Erdrich, but had not realized what a complex book this would be. There are many characters and it was difficult sometimes to keep all of their connections in mind. It was a wonderfully rich book and I feel like starting it over again now. I wish I had read this one before Round House. I didn't realize they were connected.
The Monster in the Mudball was quite fun as was Lowriders in Space. Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America gave me a lot of history that I hadn't known about the beginnings of the state of Oklahoma. It's not so much a focus on Sarah Rector as on our country during the early 1900s and the changes that were happening.
My favorite book of the week was Listen, Slowly. This is a wonderful book about family, roots, and growing up. It was also a vivid look into modern Vietnam. The people, the homes, the sights, sounds and smells are all described in ways that bring the reader right there.
The Coming Week:
I never did get to The Hunted last week, so that and None of the Above have been moved to this week. I am likely to re-read Gabi, A Girl in Pieces too. Beyond those titles, I'm not too sure what will come my way.
Reading Challenge Update:
Diversity on the Shelf/Diverse Books - 46/100
Goodreads - 99/520
#MustRead2015 - 10/53
Diversity Reading Challenge - 6/12