We chose for next month a book called "The Mad Woman on the Top Floor," (or something very similar), and for the following month "Where the Crawdads Sing." That one is still on the best seller list, and there are so many people wanting it at the library that if we order it now, we might have a chance to get it in two months! We try to read things that are available at the library.
I no longer enjoy reading fiction, so I really should have read last month's selection "The Library," which is the story of the Los Angeles Public Library and the fire that destroyed it a few years back. I used to try harder to participate, but now that I'm getting older I want to read what I want to read, and it's not fiction. This month I read something called "Unorthodox," wow! what a shocker. It's a true story of a woman raised in the ultra-orthodox atmosphere of Williamsburg and how she knew she had to leave. I'd heard a bit about that life, but boy, when I read it word for word, all I could say was Wow!
I'm now reading "The Girl from Foreign," about an Anglo-Indian girl born in the U.S. who goes to India to search her roots. What's so interesting is that her grandmother was an Indian Jew who converted to Islam when she married a Muslim, her mother was raised a Muslim, and her father is a Christian. Many roots to search.
Aren't books wonderful?