This is a month where I’ve been reading a lot of big nonfiction books in little chunks at a time so I haven’t finished any of them.  

Here’s what I did finish.


The books were:

  • 3 nonfiction
  •  2 audio books
  • Set in England, Spain, and the U.S.

The authors were:

  • 7 unique white women, 1 African-American man, 1 African-American woman, and 1 Spanish man

Which ones would I totally recommend?

What books have I been nibbling at?

Jefferson’s Daughters was an audiobook that got auto-returned to the library on me.  Caesar’s Footprints and Avignon are background for an upcoming trip.  Fear is just … about Trump…. so it can only be handled in small doses.  One Man and a Mule is so me but I put it down and forgot about it until the husband picked it up and now I have to share.  

Reading All Around the World challenge from Howling Frog Books

  • Read a nonfiction book about the country – or
  • Read fiction written by a native of the country or someone living for a long time in the country.

Costa del Churros is written by a British person who has lived in Spain for a long time so it counts but I’m reserving the right to replace it with something by a Spanish person.  We Fed An Island is written by a Spanish person but doesn’t take place in Spain.