What We’re Reading

Winter is a great time to catch up on pleasure reading, am I right? It’s so chilly and dark outside that you don’t feel guilty about staying in with a good book. (Though to be fair, Seattle has been enjoying some unnaturally lovely weather the past couple of days. It’s unsettling.) Either way, Jules and I have resolved to step up our reading game this year, so it’s about time for an installment of What We’re Reading! These five titles are currently at the top of our reading list.


What We're Reading

1. Career of Evil is the third installment in Robert Galbraith’s (aka J.K. Rowling’s) series of darkly captivating mystery novels, and Jules can’t put it down. If gruesome thrillers are your thing, check this one out!

2. I’m as far from outdoorsy as it is possible to be, but one of my favorite genres is adventure/survival nonfiction (go figure). Endurance is the brutal story of Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition in 1915. It’s extremely satisfying to read this while you’re sitting by a warm fire.

3. Roxane Gay delves into the complexities of modern feminism through a lens of pop culture and politics in Bad Feminist, a smartly written, hilarious, and endearingly relatable collection of essays.

4. We’re a little late to the game on this one, but my book club is finally reading All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize winning-novel set in occupied France during World War II. Doerr’s Four Seasons in Rome is one of my favorites, so I’m looking forward to reading some of his other work.

5. Both Jules and I are anxious to read When Breath Becomes Air, the much-lauded memoir of a young neurosurgeon diagnosed with terminal cancer. Part stoic introspection, part scientific reflection on mortality, this book is sure to be a tearjerker.

Have you read any good books lately? I’m flying out to Ohio tomorrow for my friend Emie’s 30th birthday bash, and I still need to figure out what to download on my Nook for the trip. I really want to read #5 on the plane, but not sure I should attempt it in public…any other recommendations?

♥ Mil

8 responses

    • Perfect! I haven’t read any Phillipa Gregory but I do enjoy historical fiction, so I should give her a try. Do you have a favorite of hers?

  1. Great post, I always love peaking in people’s book cases when I visit them and this is the virtual equivalent I guess. Endurance would be my top pick!
    Can’t really recommend much at the moment, I have been rediscovering old favorites since finally unpacking my books a couple of weeks ago.

  2. I always love seeing what you guys are reading. Bad Feminist sounds like a good one. I’ll have to add it to my reading list.

  3. I love Phillipa Gregory! I started with the White Queen and then picked up most of her others. You may want to try any of Lisa Genova’s – they are so well written and very easy to get into.

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