Got through all but one of my library borrows. Also got through another too busy month. Really hoping April is more relaxed schedule wise. A big thank you to OB and MR for Snakes and Ladders, which has motivated me to read (or listen to an audiobook) so I can move up the board.
1. How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana and Abigail Pesta 5 stars
2. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein 4 stars
3. Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture edited by Roxane Gay 3.5 stars
4. The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn/narrated by George Newbern 5 stars
5. Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts 4 stars
6. Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir by Padma Lakshmi 4 stars
7. Playing With Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics by Lawrence O'Donnell 5 stars
8. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay 2.5 stars
1. Connections in Death (In Death #48) by JD Robb
1st Quarter Stats (Jan-Mar):
Total Books Read: 30 (12 fiction, 18 non-fiction)
Total Books DNF: 5 (not included in the percentages below)
Total Pages Read: 6,353
Avg Monthly Pages Read: 2,118
Diverse Authors: 8 Authors of Color (26.67%), 3 LGBT+ (10%)
Female Authors: 22 (73%)
Male Authors: 8 (27%)
Volunteered 10 hours in January, 8.25 hours in February, and 13.5 hours in March in my base's library
BL/GR Reading Goal: 31/75 (40% completed)
When Sean Devine and Jimmy Marcus were kids, their fathers worked together at the Coleman Candy plant and carried the stench of warm chocolate back home with them.
I've had this book on my tbr since 2016 and I finally got around to reading it thanks to Snakes & Ladders. :) I landed on space #35. Has been adapted as a movie.
The book starts with the boys during childhood and sets up the story of Dave's abduction. Then we fast forward 20-something years and see the boys as adults with wives, children, and careers. The suspense builds gradually and the sequence of events that leads to the unfortunate conclusion of the story involves a great deal of coincidence and bad luck.
I watched the movie a couple of days after I finished the book and I loved it. They did a great job with the adaptation and only changed insignificant things. I highly recommend this book (and the movie) to fans of suspense dramas.
As I said, I read this for Snakes and Ladders and also for the Goodreads HA Mount TBR challenge.