Book Club

Book Club

So many books, so much time on the subway.  Once again, a shout out to my kindle which is the perfect commuting reader.

And the Band Played On: Given my line of work, I find it unbelievable that I never read this incredible book which chronicles the early days of the AIDS epidemic.  An amazing work of journalism that reads like a novel.

Wave: I don’t think I’ve ever read such an honest book.  This is the true story of a woman who survives a tsunami off the coast of Sri Lanka, but loses her children, her husband and her parents.  It is a love letter to her family, but must have been gut wrenching to write.  I cannot imagine how many people grieving themselves benefitted from this truly astounding book.

The Sound of Things Falling: This is the first book I’ve read by Juan Gabriel Vásquez, and I’m excited to read more.  This novel beautifully recounts a man’s childhood in Columbia and explains the modern day history of his country in the process.

Any recommendations?

 
Me Before You. Beautiful/tearful

Beyond the Beautiful Forevers. Shocking/life changing

 

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