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August Books

#19: I Thought You Said This Would Work by Ann Garvin. Road trip novel about women retrieving their ill best friend’s dog.

#20: The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith. Sequel to Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Uh… if you want an alternate history novel where every major American historical event somehow involves one immortal being, I guess this is it? (Honestly, I liked the Nathaniel Cade books more– they were better focused, though if you’re looking for a set of shorter stories connected together, this one works for that.)

#21: If I Understood You, Would I Have this Look on my Face? by Alan Alda. Really good non-fiction book about communication, empathy, and science.

#22: This Way Out by Tuufayel Ahmed. Novel about a gay Muslim man struggling to fit his life with his beliefs and that of his non-Muslim partner.

June 2022 Books

I had a lot of travel this month, so I burned through some audiobooks.

#11 The Other Man by Farhad J Dadyuburjor – Story of a gay Indian man struggling with the closet and new love

#12: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally – Story of Schindler, who secretly protected Jews in Poland in WWII

#13: The President’s Vampire by Christopher Farnsworth – Book 2 of the Nathaniel Cade series

#14: Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth – Book 1 of the Nathaniel Cade series

#15: Red, White, and Blood by Christopher Farnsworth – Book 3 of the Nathaniel Cade series. This is a thriller series in which the special agent is a 140 year old vampire who is blood bound to serve the President and the USA. It’s a really good series– a fresh take on a genre that can otherwise feel formulaic. I binged the series and loved them so much I wrote a fan letter to the author.

#16: Wally Roux, Quantum Mechanic by Nick Carr – YA novella that is part coming-of-age, part science fantasy.

#17: Trouble Makes a Comeback – Second in the “Trouble” YA series about Zoe Webster and Philip Digby– the new girl (narrator) and class troublemaker.

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