Here is my top five book picks for the month of July:
- New Deal Photography USA is 608 pages of gorgeous photography (although I wish Taschen made this book bigger to show off the photography!) during the FSA era of the United States. The Farm Security Administration was well known for their photography program that showed rural poverty during 1935-1943.
- The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of American’s Shining Girls by Kate Moore- True story about women who got radiation poisoning by painting radio dials paint that would glow in the dark.
- Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s most Diabolical Virus- a very interesting and in depth history of rabies. I did know a lot about one of the world’s most deadly viruses but after reading this insightful book it gave me a better perspective of this virus. Everything about rabies is discussed from myths of how it originated to trial and errors to figure out treatment for it.
- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton- in my continuing quest to read every book on the Frequently banned & challenged list I decided to give this book another try. I haven’t read this book since 9th grade summer school. I remember that that first time I read it it was my least favorite book I had to read for a class. Although I found it much more interesting the second time around.
- The Shining by Stephen King- classic reading. I have never been a reader of King’s books but I decided this was a good start!
Until Next time everyone!