It’s already November, which means it’s time to share what I read in October! For past “What I Read” posts, click here! Full disclosure, this post contains affiliate links.
The Last Jew of Treblinka by Chil Rajchman
This book is special simply because so few survived Treblinka. It was a death factory, where victims were hurried off the trains and straight to the gas chambers. The story is horrifying and chronicles the absolute worst humanity has to offer. For those same reasons, it’s an important one.
Murder in Little Egypt by Darcy O’Brien
Little Egypt is a sleepy area in southern Illinois. The town doctor, Dale Cavaness, treats nearly everyone in Little Egypt and they trust him wholeheartedly. There is a lot they don’t know about him, though. When one of Dale’s sons turns up dead, it looks like a horrible accident. But is it? You guys, this book is wild. I stayed up past midnight on more than one occasion because I couldn’t put it down. If you’re into true crime, you’ll definitely want to pick this one up.
Blood Done Sign My Name by Timothy Tyson
Blood Done Sign My Name is part memoir, part story about a small southern town in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement. Tyson grew up in Oxford, NC and in 1970, the town saw the murder of a young black man by a white store owner and his sons. Tyson talks about the Civil Rights Movement across the country, particularly in the south, and what it was like to grow up in that environment. It’s a fantastic book and unfortunately, it still feels very relevant in 2017.
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