On the first day of the year, I laid out my 2018 reading goals. Here’s what’s on the list for September:
#1 Fat Fiction: Morning Song by Susan Simone
Brief Description: “Living in a post apocalyptic, brutal reality, Morna has long grown used to putting her concerns aside in favor of those in need. Her past is something she’d rather forget and her future seems as if it will never be more than she’s come to know, but something is coming that will change everything. In the middle of the night an injured stranger is brought to her door. He is more than he appears and soon has Morna spellbound. . .”
#2 The Oldest Book Shelved: A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton, added to my library in 2012.
Brief Description: “One unremarkable June morning, Alice Goodwin is, as usual, trying to keep in check both her temper and her tendency to blame herself for her family’s shortcomings. When the Goodwins took over the last dairy farm in the small Midwestern town of Prairie Center, they envisioned their home a self-made paradise. But . . . Prairie Center’s tight-knit suburban community shows no signs of warming to ‘those hippies who think they can run a farm.'”
#3 Newest Book Shelved: Detroit Hustle: A Memoir of Love, Life, and Home by Amy Haimerl
Brief Description: “Journalist Amy Haimerl and her husband had been priced out of their Brooklyn neighborhood. Seeing this as a great opportunity to start over again, they decide to cash in their savings and buy an abandoned house for 35,000 in Detroit, the largest city in the United States to declare bankruptcy.”
#4 Random Pick: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby
Brief Description: This is Irby’s second memoir about how “sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire.” I reviewed her first memoir, Meaty, earlier this summer.