December is for short books. Or at least that’s how it looks for me.
With only a couple of exceptions, the books I read this month were on the shorter side. And given all the busy things that happen in December, maybe that’s all right.
Here’s the run-down on December’s reading…
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James C. Cain
3 words: gritty, intense, fast-reading
Give it a whirl if you like… classic noir, anti-heroes, criminal couples, obsession, first person narrative, underbelly
She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
3 words: vibrant, inspiring, engaging
Give it a whirl if you like… biographies of remarkable women, courageous lives, #ownvoices, learning more about a famous person we think we know about, the Underground Railroad
Purple Cow: How to Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin
3 words: thought-provoking, conversational, creative
Give it a whirl if you like… marketing books, business books that are fun to read, thinking outside the box
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
3 words: nostalgic, warm, coming of age
Give it a whirl if you like… Westerns, first person narratives, coming of age novels, women in the West, school days narratives, stories about teachers
I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan
3 words: tongue-in-cheek, browseable, light
Give it a whirl if you like… short vignettes about libraries, stories of human interactions, behind-the-scenes at a library, people’s wonderful quirks
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
3 words: whimsical, quirky, charming
Give it a whirl if you like… warm and wise appreciation of everyday moments, quirky formats, books that are browseable but still compulsively readable, smart feel-good books
What books were your favorites this month?