Book #1: Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness (Pete Earley)
This was on the recommended reading list for my forensic psychology course, and I was so intrigued I had to read it. Reporter Pete Earley was devastated when his son Mike had a psychotic breakdown, and eventually committed a home invasion. In the two years that followed, Pete documented his son's journey through the legal system, while also exploring the breakdowns in America's mental health and prison systems. Earley provides an interesting history of mental health, and also shows what life is like today for several mentally ill inmates he followed through Miami jail, hospital and treatment programs.
Crazy is a really, really interesting read on the current state of mental health, and I'd highly recommend it for any mental health practitioners.
Day Four, Sarah Lotz-- A summer beach read about a haunted cruise ship, forgettable but enjoyable.
I am trying to meet my goal to read a 100 books so busy and have to start all over when I get side tracked.
Paulo Coelho-Eleven Minutes 7/20/17 finished highly recommend someone read this book.
The Doll Collection, Ellen Datlow-- An interesting horror anthology with the rule that dolls had to be a central focus, but the tired "evil doll" trope could not be used. I generally find Datlow's picks more hit and miss than other horror editors and this was still the case here, but the hits were real gut punchers.
The Walls Around Us, Nova Ren Suma-- Enjoyable, good summer read. I really liked that it used time loops and not just a traditional ghost story.
@mycupofstars oh, that sounds interesting, I will have to check it out!
Universal Harvester, John Darnielle-- An emotional gut-punch, but in the most quiet, slowly creeping way. Unsettling and searing and beautiful.
Loner, Teddy Wayne-- Absolutely hated it. Like if JD Salinger spent all his time on Reddit.
The Tsar of Love and Techno, Anthony Marra-- Devoured this one. I loved how the characters and settings drew together slowly, I loved how fully realized the characters seemed in just brief pages, I loved the vibe. Moving right on to his other book.
An Atlas of Impossible Longing, Anuradha Roy-- This was for my "Read a book set in a different country" goal and took place over several decades in India. I loved it for that goal, but wasn't fond of the structure. The narrator switched very abruptly with no real point, and the first and second halves were very uneven. Still a very atmospheric look at India, though.
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