As it happens, most all of my pleasure reading has to do with the research I’m doing, am going to do, or want to do, so, not surprisingly, these titles are practical while being fun and challenging, if you know what I mean.
Here’s what is on my bedside table:
Race and the Atlanta Cotton States Exposition of 1895, by Theda Perdue
Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace, by Joseph M. Williams
Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World, by Hasia Diner
Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, & Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration, also by Hasia Diner