Recent Books — Ungentlemanly Warfare, AJ Fikry, March, Amatka

  • Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare by Giles Milton. Deep dive into the British efforts to combat the Nazis with sabotage, resistance, even terrorism. Well done.
  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. I picked this up at random on Independent Bookstore Day at Elliott Bay Bookstore.  Fantastic hopeful book about loss and love.  Great characters.  Very glad I took the chance — what I really like about independent bookstores is their “staff picks” area.
  • March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell.  Great graphic novel about the life of John Lewis.
  • Amatka by Karen Tidbeck.  Another Independent Bookstore Day purchase.  A town whose very existence is defined and controlled by language, and what happens as some of the residents start to rebel against control and language.  A little trippy but I enjoy tales like these.