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.
The Art Of Fielding Chad Harbach
Double Take Catherine Coulter
Riding Lessons Sara Gruen
An Available Man Hilma Wolitzer
Inside the Large Congregation Susan Beaumont
Study As Worship Benedict Thomas Viviano
The Hard Way Lee Child
Ashes to Ashes Tami Hoag
Lone Wolf Jodi Picoult
The Beginner’s Goodbye Anne Tyler
In the Garden of Beasts Erik Larson
Dinner: A Love Story Jenny Rosenstrach
The World Without You Joshua Henkin
The Power of Habit Charles Duhigg
Come Home Lisa Scottoline
Lots of Candles Plenty of Cake Anna Quindlen
Nothing to Lose Lee Child
Bad Luck and Trouble Lee Child
The Secret Servant Daniel Silva
The Confessor Daniel Silva
How Will You measure Your Life? Clayton Christensen
There But For The Ali Smith
Here’s what this list says to me:
I have read more nonfiction this quarter than I have in a long time. Is this because I’m getting older?
Give me a Jack Reacher or Gabriel Allon suspense thriller and I’m a happy gal.
“Chick lit” is not interesting to me right now, even for the beach. Not a single one of these books had a pink cover.