Sunday, October 30, 2016

Best of the Bunch: October 2016

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

I read 8 books in October, of which two were 5-star reads:

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

I liked them both for different reasons, but the best of the bunch was definitely...

Going in, I thought I already knew most of problems with our criminal justice system and specifically with the process whereby people are put on death row. But there's something about reading actual, specific stories that made all of the facts come to life in painful and shocking ways. I had to keep putting the book down because it was sickening to see just how flimsy the evidence could be that put someone on death row, just how blatant the discrimination, just how willfully ignorant the people in power could be of the mounds of evidence pointing to someone's innocence. This book is challenging to read, but very, very necessary to read. I highly recommend it, especially for those in the United States.

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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