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June 2022 Books

Proust was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer. I didn't finish this book. I quit reading it at approximately 40% in. I'm not sure what I'd expected, but, man, this book bored me. I felt like it meandered and never really made its point. It's very unusual for me to opt not to finish a book, but I really felt like I was wasting my time reading this one. Sadly, I couldn't see a way for it to redeem itself. It's still available for purchase unlike some of his other books due to a scandal regarding his work, but I've opted not to link to it or include it in this month's book photo.    At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance - a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle L. McGuire is an intense but interesting read. McGuire uncovers and highlights history that has been skewed to make it more palatable even though it also does a disservice to those whose stories are pushed to the side