December was a fantastic reading month! From my Classics Club list, I read Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and immediately had to go on to devour the sequels (three of them so far). This is an astonishing story that I can’t believe I never got around to reading before.
I also read two nonfiction books that happen to count for my Reading All Around the World project: Daring to Drive and Born a Crime. Both were powerful and moving reads. There is so much injustice and wrong in our world, but also such amazing, inspiring people who meet those challenges with courage and determination. They make me want to try a little harder in my own life, which is so much easier in comparison.
Then there was some lovely comfort reading with the D.E. Stevenson reissues from Dean Street Press, and a touching graphic memoir that I read in French — all great things!
How did your reading year finish up?
- Miss Carter and the Ifrit – Susan Alice Kirby
Other Books Read
- Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif
- Ce n’est pas toi que j’attendais by Fabien Toulmé
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou – Review to come
- Vittoria Cottage by D.E. Stevenson – Review to come
- Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
- Music in the Hills by D.E. Stevenson – Review to come
- Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou
- Winter and Rough Weather by D.E. Stevenson – Review to come
- Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas by Maya Angelou
- The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Other Features and Events
- I listed my Gems of 2019.
- I asked, How do you know a book is going to be good?
- And I reviewed my 2019 discussion posts and signed up for the 2020 challenge.