Rabbi Deborah Wechsler

Rabbi Deborah Wechsler

August 6, 2012

What Are You Reading?

At Kiddush this week, someone asked me what I read over the summer. And then at Shabbat lunch someone else asked as well. And then Sunday morning another person asked.  I detected a trend. It just so happens that I keep a list (by quarter) so I thought I’d share with you and compare notes.

  1.  The Art Of Fielding                          Chad Harbach
  2. Double Take                                        Catherine Coulter
  3. Riding Lessons                                   Sara Gruen      
  4. An Available Man                              Hilma Wolitzer
  5. Inside the Large Congregation    Susan Beaumont
  6. Study As Worship                              Benedict Thomas Viviano
  7. The Hard Way                                     Lee Child
  8. Ashes to Ashes                                   Tami Hoag
  9. Lone Wolf                                              Jodi Picoult
  10. The Beginner’s Goodbye                 Anne Tyler
  11. In the Garden of Beasts                    Erik Larson
  12. Dinner: A Love Story                         Jenny Rosenstrach
  13. The World Without You                    Joshua Henkin
  14. The Power of Habit                              Charles Duhigg
  15. Come Home                                             Lisa Scottoline
  16. Lots of Candles Plenty of Cake         Anna Quindlen
  17. Nothing to Lose                                     Lee Child
  18. Bad Luck and Trouble                         Lee Child
  19. The Secret Servant                               Daniel Silva
  20. The Confessor                                         Daniel Silva
  21. How Will You measure Your Life?  Clayton Christensen
  22. There But For The                                  Ali Smith

 Here’s what this list says to me:

  1. I have read more nonfiction this quarter than I have in a long time. Is this because I’m getting older?
  2. Give me a Jack Reacher or Gabriel Allon suspense thriller and I’m a happy gal.
  3. “Chick lit” is not interesting to me right now, even for the beach. Not a single one of these books had a pink cover.

What did you read this summer that you recommend?

Posted in: Day to Day Life


1 Comment

August 6, 2012 at 1:28pm

Anne Young

I'm so glad you posted your list; I'm always looking for suggestions for my "to read" list. Below are some of the books that I've read in the last six months. (And I agree about Gabriel Allon.) Caro, Robert: The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Dean, Debra: The Madonnas of Leningrad Diamant, Anita: Day After Night Eugenides, Jeffrey: The Marriage Plot Ford, Jamie: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Hoffman, Alice: Dovekeepers Jim, Ha: Nanjing Requiem Liss, David: Coffee Trader Orringer, Julie: Invisible Bridge Patchett, Ann: Bel Canto, Magician's Assistant, The Patron Saint of Liars, Run, State of Wonder Rachman , Tom: The Imperfectionists de Rosnay, Tatiana: The House I Loved Wolitzer, Meg: The Ten Year Nap

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