Category Archives: Books

What I’ve Been Reading Lately

With the exception of Artemis (which sort of reads like what if someone wrote a fanfic in the style of Andy Weir), I would recommend all of these books!

What is just truly wonderful is that tomorrow I will take off for four days of girl time which also means a lot more time for reading. Joy.

Circe by Madeline Miller

Artemis by Andy Weir

All the Lives I Want by Alana Massey

The Big Rich by Bryan Burrough


What I’ve Been Reading


In the spirit of learning for learning’s sake, I read East of Eden and when I finished it, I thought Man…That John Steinbeck Can Write. HIGHLY recommend. It was The Longest Book Ever but I would read it again. I also read some other things.

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence by Rachel Sherman

Dream Hoarders by Richard Reeves

What I’ve Been Reading

All of these were GREAT. Read them.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Class Mom by Laurie Gelman

What I’ve Been Reading

I would say that so far my efforts toward reading have resulted in a happier me. And I would recommend ALL of these books.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

What I’ve Been Reading

So I’m not averaging the book per week that I was during my last maternity leave. That said the Ken Follett book was like a thousand pages so that has to count for something, right?I really liked reading all of these books for very different reasons so perhaps you’ll find one you like too!

Janesville: An American Story by Amy GoldsteinThe Weight of Ink by Rachel KadishA Column of Fire by Ken FollettThe Four Pillars of Investing by William Bernstein

What I’ve Been Reading

More reading!  I’m in some sort of weird denial about the fact that the next round-up of books will probably be posted once Baby Sister is here.  Related/unrelated: I need to find more to read.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


When the English Fall by David Williams

When the English Fall

Who is Rich by Matthew Klam

Who is Rich

The Wanderers by Meg Howrey

The Wanderers

What I’ve Been Reading

Over the weekend, I returned one book to the library, checked out a few more, and honestly, I don’t know how much reading I have left in me before Baby Sister arrives.  On the other hand, at that point I will be reuniting with the Kindle for iPhone app and maybe I’ll be doing more reading in my up-at-night sleep-deprived state than I am right now.

It’s hard to tell.

Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger

Apollo 8

Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind & Soul by Ruth Soukup


The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis

The Undoing Project

Moonglow by Michael Chabon