What I read- September 2016

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As in the prior months, I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks recently.  They just work for me and I can listen to them during my commute or at home while doing stuff around the house.  Want to try audiobooks? Click here for a free trial to Audible.com


Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
This book came out two years ago and I actually checked it out back then for my husband but of course neither of us got around to reading it. I saw it available on Overdrive through my library and I figured now was a good time to listen to it.  I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting when I got the book, but I was pleasantly surprised that this actually had some meat to it. Yes, of course the book had numerous stories of encounters with other clebs and SNL legends and the obligatory story of working hard and the dark parts of life.  It was awesome to finish the the book and have some great nuggets of advice afterwards. Here are a few.


Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
This book has been popular in bookish circles and was an Oprah’s book club selection.  When I saw it at the library I figured it would be an interesting and worth-while read. I was right.  This is a novel that follows the life of a southern plantation slave and her journey via the underground railroad to freedom. What is awesome bout this book is in it the “railroad” is a real functioning railroad.  The book does a great job conveying the true horrors of slavery and the south as well as life as a fugitive slave.


The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
If you liked The Girl on the Train or The Passenger then you will also enjoy The Woman in Cabin 10. This is another suspense novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering who did it and how. What I liked about this is that it wasn’t as depressing at The Girl on the Train, but still entertaining.  A great fall read and perfect for snuggling next to a fire. Avoid if you’re going on a cruise. 😉


First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
By suggestion of a friend I read The Eyre Affair in July and really enjoyed it. I went to see what was next in they series and for some reason I came up with this one. Of course it is actually the last in the series so several of the references were lost on me due to lack of back story, but I did enjoy it. I will go back and read the books in the middle, so you may want to try the series, especially if you like literary references in a more modern setting.

 

So thats it for September. As always I wish I would have read more, but hey, you can only do what you can do.  Check out these titles and always feel free to suggest something to me! I am always looking for new titles. (Want to know how to contact me? Check the social media buttons on the top right of the site.)

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