Since I’ve missed a couple weeks (try like two months worth of posts), I figured I would take it back to last weeks topic of books I’ve recently added to my wish list. Let’s get started!
1. Watership Down by Richard Adams
One of my friends recently read this and said it was absolutely great. He recommended it to me, and now I can’t wait to get my hands on it. It’s about a group of bunnies who are trying to establish a new home after their original home is destroyed. Essentially, it’s an adventure, fantasy tale involving bunnies as the main characters.
2. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
This story is told from the perspective of a man who has undergone laboratory experiments. He is writing about the mouse, Algernon, who went through testing before him. It challenges beliefs about mental health and the ethics and morals behind treatment of the mentally disabled.
3. Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
I found this book while scrolling through Goodreads and knew I had to read it. It’s a collection of short stories that works to unveil how humans really act when the curtain is closed. It focuses on raw emotion and experience and travels through all genres.
4. Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino
My roommate read this last year for a class, and I had read about it in another book. The woman who wrote this book actually went to my university, and it’s all about her experience with picking the wrong man when asked who had raped her. It’s an amazing story involving science as well as emotion.
5. 10% Happier by Dan Harris
This book came about when Harris had a panic attack on life TV. He figured he needed to do something to change his life, so he started researching meditation. My other roommate read this last year as well and she said it was a great read.
What books are you looking forward to reading in the fall, let me know in the comments below.