So another month has passed, and let’s check in with how my reading is doing (just out of interest).
The reads for September included:
- Warriors don’t Cry: The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Center High –– Melba Patillo Beals (NF) (blog post to come)
- The Great American Read – PBS tie-in (NF)
- The Phantom Tollbooth – Norten Juster (F)
- Troublemaker – Leah Remini (NF)
- The Power – Naomi Alderman (F)
- Unforgettable Behavior – Rosemary Kidman Cox (NF)
Ongoing project: Reading the AP Style Book.
So to the numbers:
Total number of books read in September: 6
Total number of pages read: 1,639 pages (av. 273).
Fiction/Non-Fiction: 2 fiction / 4 non-fiction.
Diversity: 1 POC. 5 books by women.
Library books vs. books I owned (and thus removed from the home abode): 3 library books, 2 owned books and 1 e-book.
Future plans include instituting a book-buying ban until December, finish up the AP Style Book, and read more off TBR. 🙂
I just read a great non-fiction book called “We Can Do It: A Community Takes on the Challenge of School Desegregation” by Michael Gengler and it is about the desegregation of schools in Gainesville, Florida in the 50’s and 60’s. It is inspiring how the community came together to make this happen, and this book goes into a lot of detail showing how it worked out. Everyone should give it a read in order to see how school systems have changed so much over the years, and we can even learn how to overcome some of today’s challenges in society by learning from how this community overcame their own. You can find out more about it here: http://www.wecandoitbook.com or on the author’s site: http://www.michaelgengler.com .
Sounds like an interesting related read. Thanks for the tip! Thanks, also, for dropping by the blog. I appreciate it.
No problem! 🙂