Monday, October 31, 2011

October Books of the Month

October has been a busy month, but I did find time for reading. Here are summaries of the books I read this month.

A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage. If they didn't exactly change the world, these six liquids played important roles in world history. Want to guess what they are? Answer is in the comments section.

Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante. A former orthopedic surgeon suffering from Altzheimers is suspected of murdering her best friend and then cutting off her fingers. Yes, it sounds grisly but it's a fascinating look into the deteriorating mind of a once-brilliant woman. Did she do it? You'll have to read the book to find out.

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. Love, terror and an American family in Hitler's Berlin. Great read.


thelmaz said... [Reply to comment]

Here are the six drinks that made history, in chronological order:
Coca cola
Did you guess them all?
There's an epilogue on the popularity of bottled water.


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