Books I read: February

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My reading goal this year is to read 52 books. Last month I read three books, but this month I only read two  😬.  I have surgery scheduled for later this month, so I plan to hopefully catch up while I'm stuck in bed recovering.

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This was a well-written memoir. Land is honest about her mistakes and choices, which some readers definitely use to judge and criticize as evident in reviews. But I suspect the author knew there would be those sort of reactions to her story. Judging and attempting to micromanage the lives of the poor is something Land touches on frequently in her book. One thing she only quickly glosses over is her white privilege, which is undeniably part of the reason she is able to successfully transition to middle- class, but this is a memoir and Land is writing about her life and her experiences. I would definitely be interested in reading more from this author.   

My rating- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein ingrained in Western culture that just about everyone knows the basic story without having read the actual book. The most common misconception is that Frankenstein is the name of the monster when in fact that is the name of the doctor and creator. Another detail that seems to be lost in the mythos surrounding this story is that Frankenstein's creature is actually thoughtful and complex.

My rating-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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