He Reads v. She Reads
My husband and I do not share too many common interests when it comes to books. My husband reads mostly military history and nonfiction books, with the occasional novel. I read mostly fiction and gravitate towards female writers. I do enjoy nonfiction, but mainly stick to memoirs, American history, and self-help books.
Right now, my husband is reading Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. I actually picked it out as an extra BOTM pick one month, but haven’t read it yet. I thought he might enjoy it, and so far, he is. It took a while for him to get into it. He thought it was more about the murders, but it really is about the formation of the FBI.
I am currently reading Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin. I have always been interested in American history (hello, Hamilton), but after the Daniel Day-Lewis biopic Lincoln a few years ago, I realized we always talk about Lincoln's presidency, but never really talk about the beginning of his life. We only focus on the Civil War and the emancipation of slaves. So far, I am really enjoying Team of Rivals. I really love the way Doris Kearns Goodwin writes. She is a pioneer for women; just watch this clip of her with Stephen Colbert.
Let me know what books you think my husband would enjoy.