Abby's Winter 2019 Reading List

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by Abby

It’s gross and cold out, every month seems like it lasts 5 years, and spring is nowhere in sight - but at least we have books (and blankets, and wine) to get us through. Here’s what’s on my reading list this winter:

  • The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer, a novel set mostly in late-1920s Paris that tells the story of real-life artists (and ~ lovers ~) Lee Miller and Man Ray).

  • Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness by Ingrid Fetell Lee - it’s all about things that are scientifically proven to make us happy and how to incorporate them in our lives.

  • American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson. It’s about a young black woman in the FBI who goes undercover to bring down a Communist regime in Burkina Faso - it’s apparently based on a true story, which sounds wild.

  • The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray. It has a great cover and a great title, so I was sold.

  • It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. I’m not normally into work books, but this - a manifesto against the hashtag-hustle-hard mentality that seems to prevail literally everywhere these days - looks good.

  • Educated by Tara Westover. I’m way behind the curve on this, but everyone has loved this memoir of a girl raised in isolation by survivalists in West Virginia who worked her way into Harvard and Cambridge.

Have y’all read any of these yet? I’m halfway through The Age of Light so far and I love it - lots of glamorous Paris-in-the-1920s stuff but with very relevant-to-today themes. Let me know what you think!