This was a good reading month. All books to keep and offer.
Poverty and economic exploitation in America. Pulitzer Prize in 2017.
“Without a home, everything else false apart.”
Matthew Desmond’s research is based on years of gathering data and embedded fieldwork. He lived in the inner city of Milwaukee and a trailer park next to Milwaukee airport. He followed 8 families and landlords, witnessing the evictions and exploitation that poor families suffer.
I live 15 minutes away by car from MKE. In the 5 years since we moved here, I have been to Milwaukee many times but never to the inner city. I also had no idea how trailer parks worked here; it is different in Europe.
It is a great book. It shows the reality of many poor families with data and compassion. Most importantly, it proposes solutions.
A novel about friendship, game development, love, loss and second chances.
A great story and a fantastic audiobook.
by Matt Alt
Lots of interesting stories and surprising facts. If you like Japan, inventions, pop culture or emojis you will enjoy the book. I did.
I also continued reading War and Peace but since summer started, kids school being over and all the routines scrambled, I haven’t been able to read one chapter a day and I am mainly catching up here and there.
What did you read last month?