I was thinking about how to order the non-fiction titles, and I think I might try to do them in chronological order. That means Sin in the Second City would have been first anyways, since it's about a brothel in turn of the century Chicago. But, I also like the parallelism of us both reading a book about the history of our current residence.
I'm not sure where I picked this book up. Actually, I think I might have borrowed it from a kid I tutor and I never returned it. Whoops. I'd heard good things about it, and I enjoy reading about Chicago. Last year, of course, there was Nature's Metropolis. I also enjoyed a great biography of the first Mayor Daley called American Pharaoh--which was co-authored by a parent of one of my students!
And we're off to 2012! Exciting to be at this for a second year in a row, don't you think?