It's the last day of August, so let's look at what I've been reading and not finishing for the last couple months:
Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
This is what I'm currently devoting the most time to, and I'm pretty into it. I can tell you about some major shit that went down in New Orleans at the turn of the century. Also there were prostitutes. A whole lotta prostitutes.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
I've never been interested in the movie, or Hunter S. Thompson in general, but y'know, he invented gonzo journalism, and since that is my JAM, gotta thank him for it. Also I'm fascinated by how very many drugs he can pump into his system in this book and still not die.
The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture
Lesbians as ghosts! Only usually not literally! Terry Castle makes some pretty good points about how our culture "ghosts" lesbians because they don't quite get how that whole thing works, so it probably doesn't actually exist.
It's that book that Alley recommended! Maybe I didn't remember her summary enough, but I also didn't get that "inspired by the life of Margaret Mead" basically meant "I am writing Margaret Mead fan fiction," which I SUPPORT, but maybe you should publish it in the Margaret Mead section of ao3 or fanfiction.net. Because I would find that hilarious.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Remember how I super-like anthropology? WELL HERE WE ARE. Sapiens is pretty ambitious, but the pages are printed on shiny paper and there're lots of color pictures and that's all I really need in a book, TBH.