Currently reading: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: A Woman of the Iron People by Eleanor Arnason ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Creation by Katherine Govier ๐Ÿ“šexcellent novel featuring Audubon in Labrador in 1833. Poetic, evocative and poignant, describing an Earth that no longer exists.

Finished reading: The Perfectionists by Simon Winchester ๐Ÿ“šExcellent non-fiction about the history of precision manufacturing. Much more interesting than that might seem!

Quit reading: The Covenant of Water (Oprah’s Book Club) by Abraham Verghese ๐Ÿ“štoo much plot not enough interesting writing

Currently reading: Creation by Katherine Govier ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout ๐Ÿ“šafter much delay, finally finished this one. I appreciate the realism but donโ€™t love her books.

Currently reading: The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: The Perfectionists by Simon Winchester ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: True Biz by Sara Novic ๐Ÿ“ša good read.

Finished reading: The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf ๐Ÿ“šWonderful! Alexander von Humboldt takes his rightful place in the naturalist heavens.

Quit reading: The Bee Sting by Paul Murray ๐Ÿ“š

Quit reading: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: True Biz by Sara Novic ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson ๐Ÿ“šExcellent, dreamy novel about life in the modern world. Poignant without being maudlin.

Currently reading: The Bee Sting by Paul Murray ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: The Odyssey by Homer (translated by Emily Wilson) ๐Ÿ“šI enjoyed this translation.

Finished Reading American Mermaid by Julia Langbein ๐Ÿ“šAnother silly novel, supposedly about wealth and privilege but mostly just silly.

Currently reading: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen ๐Ÿ“šUgh. Sort of a romance novel with a bit of Alice Hoffman-esque magic, but overall pretty silly.

Finished reading: Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry ๐Ÿ“šA good novel presenting many of Berry’s thoughts on agriculture, economy, small towns, and community.

Currently reading: The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Clarissa by Samuel Richardson ๐Ÿ“šTook me more than a year but I finished this million-word novel. It’s interesting for its 275-year-old perspective on virtue, gender roles, rape, class, colonialism, privilege, etc. Worth reading especially when you’re stuck in bed with a broken leg.

Finished reading: The Long Haul by Ryan Prior ๐Ÿ“šexcellent overview of Long COVID and the development of patient-centered medical research.