My favorite souvenirs I buy on vacation are postcards and books. Postcards are inexpensive and I like to tape them into my travel journal. It reminds me of the trip and the places I visited. Besides postcards, I like to buy books. This could be at a local bookstore in the area or at a museum. During my road trip, I bought a few books, so I wanted to share what I bought.
The Mothman Prophecies by John A. Keel
The Mothman Prophecies is a non-fiction book in which author John Keel investigates strange sightings. In 1966 and 1967, there were apparent sightings of a winged creature nicknamed Mothman. Keel writes about various supernatural theories and phenomena as to what could have contributed to the sightings.
I knew Mothman existed, but I didn’t know much else. I’m looking forward to reading this as I think supernatural sightings are fascinating to me.
March Volume #1 by John Lewis
March by John Lewis is a graphic novel re-telling of U.S. Congressman John Lewis’s story of participating in the Civil Rights movement.
I’m happy to see more non-fiction graphic novels being published. It’s a great medium for those who aren’t big readers or are intimidated by longer books.
Last Call by Daniel O’Krent
Last Call is a non-fiction book detailing the Prohibition era in the US. Prohibition lasted from 1920-1933 before being repealed. Is it sad to say that I didn’t realize Prohibition lasted so long? My US history is a bit rusty, and I truly thought that it was only a year or two. Prohibition led to unintended consequences and reminds me of the 2000s “War on Drugs”
Clearly, my knowledge of Prohibition isn’t high, so I’m excited to learn more about this time in history.
I’m growing more fond of reading non-fiction. I’m not sure when I will get around to tackling my growing non-fiction TBR. I’m thinking that sometime this summer, I will start fitting these books into my reading schedule.