Hi guys! I finished reading Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age by Mary Pipher, and I will be posting my review tonight or tomorrow, I’m traveling today so it depends on how the travel day goes. In the meantime— I’d like to give everyone an opportunity to help me decide which book I review next! It went really great last time and every book received votes, so if that happens again I’ll review each book in the order it places. Also, I’ll be posting a similar poll on Twitter and Instagram so I’ll go with a combined tally of votes from all three platforms. If you’re not following me on Twitter or Instagram, please do so, so you can vote there too! You can follow me by clicking the icons on the right side of this page. I will give everyone until Thursday at midnight to vote before I announce the winning book on Friday! The books in the running are shown on the lower right side of this page under the Goodreads widget, but I will list them below as well—along with a little description. You can vote at the bottom of this post! Please let me know which one you’re most excited to read or read a review on. I can’t wait to see which book wins!!
Books in the running!
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover—- release date: February 20, 2018. Usually I prefer to review books released in the same year, but somehow I missed this one, and I have heard such great things about it. So, I’m making an exception. Time spent on the NYT’s bestseller list? 57 weeks! It hit the list in early March of 2018. What is it about? This book is a memoir about Tara’s life growing up in rural Idaho with survivalist parents, and her siblings– one who became abusive. She didn’t set foot in a classroom until the age of 17. It’s a story about overcoming seemingly impossible setbacks. If you would like me to read this one next vote for it below!
Madame Fourcade’s Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France’s Largest Spy Network Against Hitler by Lynne Olson—release date: March 5, 2019. Time spent on the NYT’s bestseller list? Two weeks. It hit the list towards the end of March 2019. What is it about? It’s a biography of a young mother of two in her 30’s who became a leader of a French spy network against Hitler. Let me know if you’d like me to review it next by voting below!
I’ll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara, introduction by Gillian Flynn, and afterword by Patton Oswalt— release date: February 27, 2018. Time spent on the NYT’s bestseller list? It spent 15 weeks on the list, and reached the #1 spot! I’m making an exception for this book as well, even though it was released in 2018. It just looks too good! What is it about? Michelle McNamara was a crime journalist who became obsessed with discovering the identity of a violent killer, coined the Golden State Killer. The book is an account of her discoveries before her sudden death. Which apparently has revealed a substantial amount of relevant information! If this kind of scary true crime story peaks your interest— vote for it below!
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen — release date: January 8, 2019. Time spent on the NYT Bestseller list? Eleven weeks! It hit the list in late January of 2019. What is it about? This book is a fictional thriller. The main character agrees to be a test subject in a psychological study. It’s claimed to be suspenseful and creepy with a twist at the end. If you’re into this kind of thing vote for me to read it next below!