Posted by Angela | Posted in Authors, [30 Books in 30 Days] | Posted on 15-05-2011
Angela’s still thinking about this one.
(Kim here) I think the book that people are surprised I like is the books on the plague. It drives Peggy nuts. I think this is why I read them. Nah, I just love the history – and yes, death is part of it.
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague was a 2001 international bestselling novel by Geraldine Brooks. It was a fantastic read. I am hunting for another book that will get me caught up like this. So good – and now it is plague all the time. This will drive Peg insane!
(Peg here) OK Kim, it might drive me insane that you read books about the plague, but this book that I love will surprise you: The Coming Plague, by Dr. Laurie Garrett. I saw her interviewed on TV in the mid-90’s, and literally ran out to buy the book. Very interesting read, which although scary, is also reassuring about things like “killer” germs, AIDS, and other infectious diseases that we can prevent ourselves from contracting. Garrett writes very practically about a very complex issue. Yes, it’s a long book, but might change your thinking about how we live, and how we interact with each other and our environment.
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