Top two standouts were Ron Chernow’s Grant and Caroline Criado Perez’s Invisible Women. I was absolutely blown away by the Grant biography, I’d even rank it as the best biography I’ve ever read—can’t recommend it enough.
PSA: Every woman needs to read Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. Did you know that more women die of heart attacks than men? The classic symptoms of chest and arm pain are more common in men. Women can present different symptoms, which are often misread. Just one thing I learned from this eye opening book.
Quote for Pondering:
“It's not always easy to convince someone a need exists, if they don't have that need themselves.”
— Caroline Criado Perez, Invisible Women
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann (NF) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️[Travel; adventure: “Loneliness is not intolerable when enthusiasm for a quest fills the mind.” (Haven’t seen the movie)] // GoodReads Review
Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson (NF) ⭐️⭐️⭐️[History; adventure: Lots of treading water, not much pirates. Shadow Divers and Rocket Men were better.]
Wolfpack: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game by Abby Wambach (NF) ⭐️⭐️⭐️[Feminism; leadership: Basically a commencement speech in “book” form.] // GoodReads Review
Hyperion by Dan Simmons (F) ⭐️⭐️⭐️[Sci-fi; space opera: Individual vignettes Canterbury Tales style. Major cliffhanger.]