Novels and Memoirs I could read over and over again.
This is a great read. It isn't a book so much as it is a collection of thoughts and comments on events, interjected with facts from UNHCR. It reads like a journal, so don't expect flowery language and a pretty flow of dialogue. Her writing is straightforward, which makes a lot of moments all the more heartbreaking. She also discusses her transformation from "just" a celebrity, to a humanitarian activist. Very good. Very moving.
Notes from My Travels
Notes from My Travels
Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
Pain Parties Work: Sylvia Plath In New York, Summer 1953
The Soldiers' Story: Vietnam in Their Own Words- Ron Steinman
Into the Rising Sun: in Their Own Words, WWII's Pacific Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat- Patrick K. O'Donnell
"The Illustrated Man" - Ray Bradbury. 'The unrelated [short] stories are tied together by the frame device of "the Illustrated Man", a vagrant with a tattooed body whom the unnamed narrator meets. The man's tattoos, allegedly created by a woman from the future, are animated and each tell a different tale.'
Summer reading @Jessica Lauren then we shall have to do a long-distance book club.
The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War is an autobiographical book about the Bang-Bang Club, a group of four South African photographers active within the townships of South Africa during the Apartheid period, particularly between 1990 and 1994.
Leaves of Grass; my all time favorite.
In this chilling nonfiction account of Chicago during its 1893 World Fair, Erik Larson weaves the story of a killer into the setting of a city, and nation, that is trying to compete in an increasingly technological, cosmopolitan world. This book chilled me, the same way Capote's "In Cold Blood" did. It will sit with you long after you read it. "Devil..." may come out in theaters soon: Leonardo DiCaprio owns the film rights and is purported to be playing the serial killer.
Devil in the White City
We Were Soldiers Once...And Young
Band of Brothers - Stephen E. Ambrose. Wonderful series, definitely not one for young families. It is very realistic, so although it doesn't overdo the violence like regular movies do, it is full of painful images. We found it worth the watch as a history lesson, and the story of the 101st Airborne is classic American history in our opinion.
Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose