Thursday, August 18, 2016

Books Finished in July

37. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

A less sparking, more thoughtful Pride and Prejudice. I've discussed more of my thoughts here. For those who wish Jane Austen was more political.

38. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

The third installment in this character-driven detective series finally focuses purely on the detective, Cormoran Strike, and his assistant and would-be co-detective, Robin Ellacott. The novel gets into some interesting disability politics, and of course many shades of evil, and will thoroughly break the hearts of Strike/Robin shippers.

39. My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (audiobook)

I'm glad I read this, because I was familiar with Gloria Steinem's name linked with the feminist movement, but not much else. Now, I feel like an expert! Her memoirs about all the places she's been cover her childhood, and many of the momentous occasions of her adulthood. I feel like I have a much better idea of what an activist actually does, and it was very exciting to listen to her travels, especially during my commute! I also thought the vocal actor, Debra Winger, did an excellent job. And it was hard to tell her voice from Steinem's (Steinem narrates the introduction herself).

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