I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban - Christina Lamb, Malala Yousafzai Twice a Rake - Catherine Gayle Sinatra: The Photographs - Andrew Howick, Barbara Sinatra The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq - Helen Benedict

The Take Control of TBR Pile read-a-thon was fun to participate in and I meet new to me book bloggers, so I am calling it a success. I had five or six books I wanted to get done during the reading marathon, but only managed to start and finish one book and start another one (to the 50% mark). Thanks to As the Page Turns for bringing the reading marathon to my attention. Next month it is the Dewey Read-a-thon and I will participate in that one too and push a visit to Stratford Upon Avon to a date that won't have crowds.


I have decided to DNF at 15% and move on from The Birth of the Pill by Jonathan Eig. Too dry and too focused on Sanger's sexual appetite/affairs, etc and not enough focus on the science, politics, and cultural shifts that made the work of creating The Pill. The book needed a content editor.


Here are the books I hope to knock out:

1. Finish I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. I am thinking of buying this book so I have it to give my kids when they are old/able enough to read and understand it. I am humbled by the education this young woman's words are giving me. It will end up on my best of 2016 reading for sure!


2. Twice a Rake (Lord Rotheby's Influence #1) by Catherine Gayle. Third story in the regency box set.


3. Sinatra: The Photographs by Andrew Howick and Barbara Sinatra. Thinking about reading the other Sinatra book sometime later (May or June).


4. The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq by Helen Benedict.