I have spent a lot of time this past month or so catching up on some reading. June was Rust Belt month and I have posted reviews of three books (very different books) that tackle the Rust Belt (or in the case of one book, the general subject of rust itself). You can read the reviews on my Book Picks page.
Finally, for all of my Rust Belt readers: If you haven't discovered Belt Magazine, yet, you really need to take a look! Besides publishing online articles, essays, reviews, and interviews, Belt also has some great anthologies that include writing from Rust Belt cities. Right now, Belt is doing a fundraiser and could really use its readers' support.