CKs Book Reads

I like turtles and I have concerns.  Also books.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot I would give this 4 1/2 stars. It is such a good read! It is a great story that everyone should know as there isn't anyone in the first world who hasn't benefited from the medical leaps and bounds aided by this woman's cells. It is part biography, part history lesson, part science lesson wrapped up in a very human story that starts with just one woman suffering cervical cancer. There is very little that is acutely sad in this story, but it certainly evokes the sadness that comes whenever humanities dirty laundry is aired out.I think every single person should read this book. It loses 1/2 a star for writing style. It's her first book, she definitely has room to grow, and I look forward to seeing what she tackles next.

Currently reading

Naked Lunch
William S. Burroughs
The Crystal Cave
Mary Stewart
The Passage
Justin Cronin
Kristin Cashore
Clockwork Princess
Cassandra Clare
The Blondes
Emily Schultz
The Son
Philipp Meyer
The Iceberg Express (Dodo Press)
David Cory