Books in June

This was a good reading month. All books to keep and offer.

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

By Matthew Desmond

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.

Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Tomorrow

By Gabrielle Zevin

A novel about friendship, game development, love, loss and second chances.

A great story and a fantastic audiobook.

Pure Invention: How Japan’s Pop Culture Conquered the World

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?


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