I will be the first to admit that my winter reading is an odd beast, me huddled in a pile of dogs surrounded by stacks of histories while it rained and rained, interrupted by the “wait-I-asked-for-that-six-months-ago-from-the-library-and-NOW-it-arrives”. January is all about the history books Dean gives me for Christmas, February is Black History Month, March is Women’s History Month. And while I was very satisfied with the 3 books I read for Black History Month (The Autobiography of Malcolm X, The Mis-Education of the Negro, and The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo) because I looked for and saved up those books all the previous year for just that moment, I was not satisfied with my Women’s History Month selections. I did not choose wisely (Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History and Personal History which I haven’t even finished yet because it’s a bit of tough sledding but I’m hoping it will go faster now that the asshole husband is dead).
There was a tie for my favorite book of the season between Circe and The Library Book.
- Circe by Madeline Miller
- Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants by H.W. Brands
- The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan
- What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell
- The Library Book by Susan Orlean
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
- The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson
- The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2) by S.A. Chakraborty
- The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss
- Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History by Telfer Tori
- The Golden Tresses of the Dead (Flavia de Luce #10) by Alan Bradley/li>
- Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky
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