I’ve read and finished a few books in the last week (or two), but I didn’t have enough to say about them for a full review, so instead, I’m going to do a mini review of a few of them.
1. First up, The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel. In short, this book was a fascinating look into one man’s abandonment of society and how he lived in the Maine woods, basically right under the residents’ noses, for 25 years. If you’ve read any of Bill Bryson’s works, I think you would like this book.
2. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. This book caught my eye when I was at Half Priced Books a while ago, and I thought I would pick it up. I’d never really heard of it before, but I ended up enjoying it. The characters were fascinating, and became more fascinating as the hostage situation went on.
3. Upstream by Mary Oliver. This was my first introduction to Oliver’s work. I’ve never read any of her poetry, and for whatever reason, I was under the impression that this was some new poetry from her (I don’t know why, it clearly says essays on the cover). Either way, I thought it interesting seeing into her life and how she came to write poetry. I just wasn’t as into her writing style, so that was a drawback for me.
4. Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Just go read this. You will love it, and a lot of things will resonate with you. Other things might not, but overall, this was just as good of a read as was We Should All Be Feminists.