Here are a few of the books I read this month:
I am making a concerted effort to read more books by and about people of color. And this iconic book was high on the list of ones I needed to read. Told as a series of letter, to both God and her sister, the story revolves around her life in rural Georgia in the 1930s.
Ari is just like any other sullen teenager when one day he meets Dante, who pragmatic and wistful. Set during a few sultry years in 1980s El Paso, this story follows the boys as they grow up and learn about themselves.
After a few life changes mixed things up for Rinker, he decides, with the help of his brother, to traverse the original path of the Oregon Trail in a cover wagon. With mules. Yep. Parts of the book I enjoyed, other parts not so much. Overall the book was pretty interesting.
Vonnegut is a favorite author for many of my bookish friends. I sadly, I have not read much of his work. Alright, alright. I have only read one and it was an audio version of a commencement speech; which was awesome by the way. Anyway, in this story Dwayne, a car dealer, starts to go a bit crazy (ok, that is an understatement) fueled in part by the writings of Kilgore Trout.