I have a light/easy read contribution: Rooster Bar by John Grisham, and I am currently reading Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted Worldby Cal Newport.
I’m getting ready for a long air flight to Greece so I needed a page-turner. I’m taking The Woman in Cabin 10 with me to keep me occupied, plus a couple of travel guides.
Some of my favorite books recently are Educated by Tara Westover Political Tribes by Amy Chua Locking up Our Own by James Forman Jr. The Power by Naomi AldermanThe Wisdom of Finance Mihir Desai Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee Dreamland by Sam Quinoines Feel Free by Zadie Smith.
One of the best books I’ve read lately is Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. I also recommend A Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart, which is a fun (and not really super sad) look at life in a digitally-enhanced near future.
A great read for those who can’t actually get to the beach is Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan. It’s a lovely memoir about a life of surfing, and winner of the 2016 Pulitzer in biography.
Right now I’m working on The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels and Decides by Mariano Sigman (a work-ish one) and The Righteous Mind: How Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt (also work-ish). For fun: The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe by Clifford Johnson (quantum physics as comic book type conversation). For a spring break read, I recommend Praying for Sheetrock by Melissa Faye Green- a Georgia author and a true legal tale set in SEGA to evoke the beach- Shark Dialogues by Kiana Davenport- an epic tale of several generations of Hawaiian women.
I am currently between Never Split the Distance by Chris Voss, Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel, and Robert Caro’s The Means of Ascent. For Spring Break, I recommend to start with Robert Caro’s Path to Power and Mantel’s Wolf Hall.