The Library

Recently read/reading/love (Adult):

  • The Marriage Portrait, Maggie O’Farrell
  • Bad Cree, Jessica Johns (cannot wait to read–please listen to her 1/23 interview on NPR)
  • I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette McCurdy (Maria Semple says to read, so am going to)
  • This Must Be The Place, Maggie O’Farrell (see my post)
  • Hamnet, Maggie O’Farrell (last chapter will stay with me forever–you, too?)
  • A World of Curiosities, Louise Penny (as always do not read on an empty stomach, because: Bistro)
  • Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr (Also, The Shell Collector is one of my favorite short story collections ever–don’t miss! But you probably already know this)
  • Euphoria, Lily King (instant favorite)
  • Surfacing, Kathleen Jamie (she is so good for our planet, can’t recommend enough all of her riveting books about our natural world)
  • The Liar’s Club, Mary Karr
  • Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel (read twice now, before and after watching mini-series)
  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades, Daniel G. Amen (I have a teen)
  • The Wonder of Boys, Michael Gurion (my teen is a boy)
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, Maria Semple (I will always love this book)
  • Sea Wife, Amity Gaige (instant favorite)
  • The Sea Around Us, Rachel Carson (nightstand staple)
  • The Ocean World, Jacques Cousteau

Recently read/reading/love (Kidlit/YA)

  • A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (am late to the T. Kingfisher party)
  • Hide and Seeker, Daka Hermon (a lesson in suspense, brilliant)
  • The Midnight War Of Mateo Martinez, Robin Yardi (magic writing)
  • Everything Rebecca Stead
  • Everything Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Everything Kathryn Fitzmaurice
  • Everything Gary D. Schmidt
  • Everything Sally Rogan
  • Everything Cornelia Funke
  • Everything Pullman
  • EVERYTHING Zilpha Keatley Snyder, my hero (RIP)


  • RIP Mary Oliver. You helped.
  • frank: sonnets, Diane Seuss (and all of her books/poems, especially Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open)
  •  Life on Mars, Tracy K. Smith
  • Blud, Rachel McKibbens (a must read)
  • Stag’s Leap, Sharon Olds
  • Glass Town, Lisa Russ Spaar (forever-fav)
  • Everything Nicky Beer writes
  • Everything Amy Gerstler
  • Sarah Hannah (RIP)


  • Sophie Tucker
  • First Aid Kit
  • Brandi Carlile
  • The Chicks
  • Tame Impala (years ago thought radio announcer said Tame & Paula, wondered why I could never find their music when searching online…)
  • Lord Huron
  • Neko Case (of course, because this tornado loves you)
  • MC Yogi (Elephant Power)
  • Brian Eno (airport, Apollo, installations)
  • Helios
  • Tourist
  • Indigo Girls (follow on Facebook)
  • Bjork (of course!)
  • Courtyard Hounds
  • Elbow

3 Responses to The Library

  1. Chris says:

    I love this page! It’s great to learn what others have read/are reading.

    Personally, I find my home is incomplete without an easily accessible shelf of Jane Austen.

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