Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Jenny's Book 1.12: Sin in the Second CIty


I definitely wanted to read a non-fiction book first this year. My tentative plan is to alternate between fiction and non-fiction. Since I'll want to end with a novel (easier in December!), I want to start with a non-fiction choice in January. We'll see if I stick to that as the year goes on.

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?