I kept seeing the cover of My Year of Rest and Relaxation on social media and it made me want to read the book. I am so glad I did because Ottessa Moshfegh is one hell of a writer. I loved this book. I loved the last line: “There she is, a human being, diving into the unknown, and she is wide awake.” I’ve honestly never read anything like it.
Patricia B. McConnell wrote a great book called The Other End of the Leash, which I read last year. For the Love of a Dog focuses on the emotions that dogs and humans share, specifically fear, anger, surprise, sadness, and love. As with her other book, this one has made me look at my dog differently, and maybe even understand him a little better.
A good portion of my reading time this month was taken up by Edward Rutherfurd’s epic historical novel New York. I happily lugged it around through the streets of Manhattan. It was such a pleasure to read and I learned so much about the city. I don’t think I’ll ever look at it the same way.