August Book List 2023On September 1, 2023 by Pam
I have now read 110 out of the `150 books on my reading challenge. That leaves 40 books left until December 31st….there are 122 days left this year…so, that is about 10 books per month. I think that is very doable for me so, maybe, I will even go over…who knows. This month, I am dividing my list into 2 categories…fiction and non-fiction.
This month in fiction…
Trust (Pulitzer Prize Winner) by Hernan Diaz
This is historical fiction and is riveting – it is on Barack’s book list and I can see why. It is a real puzzle and in the end, you figure out how the facts have been manipulated.
The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
This is full of history from 1900 – 1977 in India’s Malabar Coast following three generations of family who suffer from a peculiar addiction.
The Fifth Juror by Lori Lacefield
A story of a trial and the outcome for several jurors who participated in it – and the horrifying outcome…
The Advocate by Teresa Burrell
Just your typical crazy mystery that uncovers an obscure and treacherous truth…
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
This is a great book – a commentary on social media and fame and so many other parts of our modern day society….
The Girl From Silent Lake by Leslie Wolfe
This is a crime thriller – twisted story – and pulse-pounding ending…
The Summer House by Keri Beevis
A “return to the scene of the crime” story that sends the characters on a quest for truth about a murder committed and the questions that surround it.
101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna Wiest
Any easy read that makes you think – differently – each page you read. New perspectives are always in order!!
The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His life and Work by Joseph Campbell, Phil Cousineau, David Kudler
Deep and philosophical and mythological- exploring the life and work of Joseph Campbell.
The Heroine’s Journey: Woman’s Quest for Wholeness by Maureen Murdock
Have you ever thought about mythology from a woman’s perspective? This book is amazing and delves into so many aspects of being a woman and making your way in society.
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
This book, released in 1949, combines the myths of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell’s insights and revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. I loved every page – it made me look at religion and mythology and many other aspects of life totally differently.
Why Won’t You Apologize”?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurst by Harriet Lerner
A book that everyone in a relationship should read, anyone who deals with people in society should read – just practical examples of how to be a human being and take responsibility for yourself and how you relate to others.
Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History by Lea Ypi
A biography that deals with a time in history that I knew little about, Albania and the politics of Soviet-Style socialism and freedom. This book is a riveting commentary on the relation between the personal and the political, between values and identity and poses urgent questions about the cost of freedom.
Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr And Anne Lamott
I can never say enough about Richard Rohr. His deep and thoughtful words about addiction and how it impacts all of us and how to survive by breathing under water.