How many books this year? Over sixty. I’m impressed with this number, though not exactly with my reading capabilities, for the following reasons: The bulk of those books (roughly 40 of them) came from the spring when I had no friends or social life. The reading slowed to a near-stop as school started and I had six AP classes and college applications to contend with instead. Yet overall, the books I’ve read this year have been fantastic. And so I… Read more »

Books are kind of amazing. Correction: books are amazing, one kind of amazing, a kind that is slowly, surely, healing my soul. Ten weeks ago shit happened. Ten weeks ago, as the most lovely Salman Rushdie puts it, the excrement hit the ventilation system. And in the time since, it has been on books that I have relied, books which make getting up out of bed in the morning a more promising prospect. I’ve had some time on my hands,… Read more »

Total books read: 67 What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine by Danielle Ofri, MD Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself by Frederick Douglass Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver (with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver) Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships by John Welwood Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk Beloved by Toni Morrison Little Bee by Chris Cleave (RR) Running is Flying: Aphorisms, Meditations, and Thoughts on a Running Life by Paul E…. Read more »