A woman's name that found itself reserving a category all to itself--and yes perhaps I collected a couple too many books about Eleanor Roosevelt. I doubt it though.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One 1884-1933 by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Over the last couple of years I have read many a book in which Eleanor Roosevelt played a part--it made me curious to read more about her incredible life. Ms. Cook wrote a massive, pretty definitive, three volume series that chronicles her life from birth to death. This volume closes as FDR becomes president. After I was halfway through this book a new biography of Eleanor was published that tells her whole story in one book. I bought it also and plan on reading it after I finish Ms. Wise's three volumes as that author had access to new documents.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

A teeny bopper romance. I will say I liked it so much more than my other recent teeny bopper romance--Tell Me Three Things. I connected more with Eleanor and Park and their disfunctional lives. It was a darker story and was a fast read. 

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