I've been in a bit of a reading slump lately, but here are the books I've finished since my last reading update.
Book #40 of the year was Imperfect: Poems About Mistakes, reviewed here.
Debunking the Myths of Forgive-and-Forget, by Kay Bruner. Bruner, a therapist, does a wonderful job of exploring the process of forgiveness, and what forgiveness means - and doesn't mean.
Book #42 was Ascent, by Roland Smith. This is the third book in the Peak series, and in this one, Peak visits Myanmar.
Book #43 was Charles Frazier's new novel, Varina. This is the story of Jefferson Davis' wife Varina, and her life before, during, and after the Civil War. I am a big Charles Frazier fan, and I've been eagerly anticipating this book since I first learned it was going to be coming out. Frazier doesn't disappoint in his complex, sympathetic portrayal.
Book #44 was A Sky the Color of Chaos, by M. J. Fièvre, an atmospheric story of a childhood and adolescence in Haiti.
Book #45 was The Warm Place, by Nancy Farmer, a middle grade title about a giraffe, a chameleon, a rat, and assorted other characters in search of home.
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