Between a library book sale, Christmas gifts and impulse shopping with an internal monologue of “I mean is it REALLY spending money if I’m gaining KNOWLEDGE?!”– I’ve acquired quite a few books in the last couple of months.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
The Selected Letters of Lewis Carroll Ed. by Morton Cohen
My Notorious Life by Kate Manning
The Million Dollar Mermaid by Esther Williams
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Lost Girls by Robert Kolker –currently reading
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
Starting Out in the Evening by Brian Morton
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
God’ll Cut You Down by John Safran
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
Kitty Genovese by Kevin Cook
Lost Girls is proving riveting and the perfect follow up “case” after the completion of Serial. It tells the tale of a true-life search for a serial killer still at large on Long Island. I thought the motley cast of shady characters in Serial was difficult to keep up with at times, but let me tell you the cold-case web gets even more tangled as the body counts go up.
I wonder what I’ll choose next!
Have you read any of these books? Thoughts? Can you tell I’m having a true-crime moment? What are you reading these days?