I am just binging on non-fiction, as it grabbing me so much more than fiction. I went a little OTT at the library and pulled a bunch of books. I have two read-a-thons I am doing towards the latter half of the month.
1. No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller by Harry Markopolos
My current read is how Markopolos discovered the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme and was the whistleblower that brought Madoff down. He is not kind AT ALL to the SEC.
2. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
I want to learn more about criminal justice reform, so I am starting here.
3. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell
For the July 4th holiday, I am trying Vowell for the first time.
4. Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
Heard nothing but good things about this book.
5. The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas
True Crime that doesn't involve Wall Street.
6. Lethal Warriors: When the New Band of Brothers Came Home, Uncovering the Tragic Reality of PTSD by David Philipps
This is a really long title.
7. Zodiac Unmasked: The Identity of America's Most Elusive Serial Killer Revealed by Robert Graysmith
8. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
True Crime plus history.
9. Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard
Not a true crime book, lol. Manicure on the cover is beautifully done.
10. Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press by James McGrath Morris
Also not a true crime book. I wish she was more of a household name today as she was when she was working.