City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert – This reminded me of Fannie Flagg but a little more on the risqué side. I enjoyed it.
Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O’Brien – Five women aviators only one of whom we’ve all heard of. It’s crazy to me that anyone flew given how prevalent crashes were and how deadly. But fly they did. The five featured women are (pasted from the book jacket): Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcee; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family’s expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start selling coal in Wichita.
What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal by E. Jean Carroll – It definitely should come with a trigger warning. My lady lays it bare about the hideous men in her life. She is a pistol, though, and I was laughing and guffawing a lot.
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King – Really long and didn’t finish because my library checkout expired and, well, I get it. The man was a saint. He really was.
Brother & Sister: A Memoir by Diane Keaton – Touching and personal account of her relationship with her mentally ill brother.
The Girls: A Novel by Emma Klein – About a young woman who gets wrapped up in a cult. Currently watching “The Vow” on HBO about the NXVIM cult in upstate NY so was drawn to it. It was good but it’s basically like if one of Manson’s followers grew up and wrote a book.