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The Devil in the White City

By Erik Larson, The fascinating story of an architect, a serial killer and the 1893 World Fair in Chicago

When I first moved to Chicago for grad school, we were assigned The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson as recommended summer reading. It was an apt choice — our building is located along the Midway Plaisance which served as the entertainment area for the 1893 World’s Fair featured in the book. According …

              

The Last Black Unicorn

By Tiffany Haddish, If you're curious at all, you should just read it

I first really noticed Tiffany Haddish when I saw a clip of her on Drunk History talking about the story the Monuments Men is based on. If you haven’t seen it, take a look cause it’s pretty entertaining. Her book, The Last Black Unicorn, is more than that, though. It’s also inspirational and heartbreaking and …

              

What Happened

By Hillary Clinton, A relatively benign memoir from a historical presidential candidate

In the Fall of 2016, I was hopeful. Like many, I felt secure in the belief that reason and human decency would prevail and that Clinton would win the election definitively. Having a female president was long overdue, but beyond that I genuinely thought she would be able to accomplish more than any other president …

                    

Yes, Please

By Amy Poehler, All You Need to Know Is That I Love Amy Poehler So You Can Guess Where This Review Is Headed

I love Amy Poehler. I decided I liked this book before I started reading it. This book was my Christmas present to myself (though to be honest, I buy a lot of books for myself, all the time, but this one was special because I was excited about it). I like Tina Fey, I like …

                 

Shakespeare: The World as Stage

By Bill Bryson, A Concise and Well-Researched Biography

Bill Bryson’s Shakespeare: The World as Stage is a short and well-researched biography on the famous Bard, with some background on Elizabethan England thrown in for good measure. I’ve been meaning to read something of Bryson’s for a long time and thought this might make a good introduction, especially since I did a lengthy project …