I really enjoyed The Emperor of All Maladies, Quiverfull, and South of Broad. I was SO surprised at how much I enjoyed South of Broad, because I am not a Pat Conroy fan. Don't get me wrong; there were still multiple point in the book when I wanted to shout, "TOO MANY WORDS!", but overall it was a page turner.
The Emperor of All Maladies was a difficult read. It's filled with a lot of data, a lot of names, and a lot of scientific research. All of it is fascinating and I learned a great deal, but it took me awhile to digest what I had read. That said, I feel like I have a much better understanding of cancer, its history, and its future. Really interesting stuff.
Quiverfull was, in a word, frightening. I enjoyed it and it was incredibly eye-opening, but it also made me sad. It's a book that truly makes you think about religion and forces you to examine the negative aspects of it.
Game Change is the book that the HBO movie was based on, but the book covers a lot more than the epic disaster/SNL miracle that was Sarah Palin. It also focuses on the relationship between the Obama and Clinton campaigns. For a political junkie like me, this book should be a quick read. I can't get enough of stuff like this.
Wolf Hall and The Space Between Us have both been in my Amazon shopping cart for years. I'm ready to finally bite the bullet and read them.
Have any of you read any of these books? I'd be curious to hear your thoughts! Have you read anything good lately that I should add to my ever-expanding on deck list?