Here are some of the books I loved reading since January, reviewed as succinctly as possible!
Tears-off-the-chin emotional catharsis. Loved it.
Dystopian classic. If you’re new to it, save your virginity for the book and then you can watch the HBO series.
An essential read about using tech in a disciplined way that supports the life you want. Now reading Newport’s Deep Work.
Entertaining story with thought-provoking perspective on racial tension.
Charming, nerdy, sweet. Would be nice to read in Quarantine (I read it earlier).
I made my way through this book slowly, trying so hard not to miss anything. I’ll probably have to — and want to — read it again.
I love Ann Patchett. I am honestly grateful that she is out there writing.
The simplest ideas are the most powerful right now.
Perfect during early days of quarantine when I wanted something light.
A quiet, sad, beautifully written novel about one man’s life in academia.
As a naturally disorganized person, I crave clear, concrete systems. Morgenstern breaks down what a parent’s job description actually is, and then gives practical advice for fulfilling it.
Because Zoom. And also because Ephron. One of those writers who feels like a friend.
A page-turner as well as an eye-opener. (It downright scared me when her tour was cancelled. I don’t like to see books banned, aborted, censored, or bullied. I bought and donated 3 copies as a small act of civic responsibility.)
I hope this works. Reading now. 4 hours is about what I’ve got with four kids home 24/7!
Every time I stretch, I wonder why it is that I usually forget to do something that feels so good. That’s what reading Sedaris is like for me.