An engaging, thought-provoking read that is so relevant to the times we are living in. Ruth Jefferson, a labor and delivery nurse, begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she has been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. This book addresses something that happens in America, and around the world, everyday and shows us that change is possible. By far my favorite Picoult yet!!
Little Fires Everywhere follows the story of Mia and her daughter Pearl as they navigate a new life in the tight-knit, meticulous community of Shaker Heights in Cleveland. As they become closer to another family in the neighborhood, they also get closer to drama from the past and present.
One of the most important books of the decade, in my opinion. Hochschild tries to cross the "empathy wall" and understand how the American political scene became so divided. Fascinating subject, wonderful writing.
This book is set in 19th century Cairo and follows the journey of Nahri as she discovers her true lineage & connection to the ancient world of the Daeva/Djinn. Excellent fantasy read!!
Set in a future, over-populated Earth whose inhabitants are more apt to be in the VR world of the Oasis, Ready Player One follows Wade Watts as he attempts to win an Easter Egg hunt designed by the creator of Oasis.
'A deep, broad, addictive history of a Korean family in Japan enduring and prospering through the 20th Century." - David Mitchell
Michael Pollan's new book explores the interconnection of science and psychedelic drugs.
"A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism"