This month I uprooted my life for the first time this year and moved cities, from my hometown to Chicago, leaving me with little time to read or blog.
My month of reading books in translation was surprisingly productive up until the middle of the month, when I fell ill at the same time as my plans to move cities in January fell apart. It took me a week to fully recover, which ate up a lot of my free time.
An engaging memoir from the junior U.S. Senator for California, Kamala Harris’s The Truths We Hold sketches the author’s early life, political career, and 2020 campaign platform.
While I’ve been lucky enough to read many excellent memoirs this year, seven easily stand out as my top favorites from 2018.
Over the course of the fall I had the chance to check out three books written by gay & lesbian historian Lillian Faderman: Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers, and The Gay Revolution.
Mini nonfiction reviews of three books detailing LGBT history: Kenji Yoshino’s Covering, Robert Fieseler’s Tinderbox, and C. Riley Snorton’s Black on Both Sides.
Weekly updates and mini reviews of two LGBT memoirs: Sarah McBride’s Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality and Charles Blow’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones.