Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Best of the Bunch: June 2016

Today I'm sharing the best book I read in June.

Of the 9 books I read this month, I again had just one 5-star read, which was surprisingly similar to last month's pick.

When Breath Becomes Air has gotten a lot of positive press since it came out this year, but I think it's deserved. In this memoir of a doctor turned patient, Kalanithi's writing conveyed well that his love of literature was equal to his love of neuroscience and neurosurgery. Working in literary allusions and quotes as appropriate without relying too heavily on them, he writes eloquently about his decisions at each stage of his diagnosis, and how knowing that his time was limited didn't really change the fact that he didn't know how much longer he had. You'll want to break out the tissues for his wife's epilogue.

What is the best book you read this month? Let me know in comments, or write your own post and link up below!

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