My tbr is getting out of control. My books are are closing in on one another. It is time take action and remind myself of all those goodies on my shelf. To get motivated I started a meme, TBR Thursday. Each week, I will highlight one book that I physically own, be it arc, bought, paperback or ebook and is on my tbr. It could have been there for months or just acquired it yesterday, but the point is to spotlight novels that scream "read me".
On The TBR This Week
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
Lia Lee was born in 1981 to a family of recent Hmong immigrants, and soon developed symptoms of epilepsy. By 1988 she was living at home but was brain dead after a tragic cycle of misunderstanding, over-medication, and culture clash: "What the doctors viewed as clinical efficiency the Hmong viewed as frosty arrogance." The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is a tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions, written with the deepest of human feeling. Sherwin Nuland said of the account, "There are no villains in Fadiman's tale, just as there are no heroes. People are presented as she saw them, in their humility and their frailty--and their nobility."
Why It is On My TBR
I have tried to read The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down several times but the subject matter is heartbreaking to me and a bit personal as I am also epileptic that I become emotional and must set it down. Although, I still long to read it hence its appearence on TBR Thursday.