Five Standouts from a Reading Year

One year ago for the very first time, I planned my year's reading instead of simply keeping a reading list as I went along.  Inspired by How to Make a Yearly Reading List as a Grown-Up,  my first step was to root through my shelves and scan my Audible and Kindle libraries for books I already … Continue reading Five Standouts from a Reading Year

Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead: A Merciful Mind for Our Contentious Time

Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer-prizewinning Gilead is a book for our contentious time. I'd picked up a copy when it first became a best seller, but this year when I went through my shelves looking for books I'd bought but hadn't yet read, its weathered green spine beckoned. When I broke the book open, Gilead began the … Continue reading Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead: A Merciful Mind for Our Contentious Time