My work at Harvard is winding down and while I’m in search of consulting opportunities and maybe even a real job (hmmm…) I decided to take some time for myself this summer to read a book a week. So far, I’m keeping to it (and maybe am even a little ahead), so I’m going to keep track here. Unlike 2014, there’s no theme, just whatever seems to pop up: novels, short stories, even things somewhat work-related. It’s been great so far and suggestions are, of course, always welcome!
- August 17: Social Network Analysis by John Scott (okay, this one is more work-y)
- August 10: Mislaid: A Novel by Nell Zink
- August 3: I failed this week. I’m blaming IRB applications and citing other weeks when I got ahead!
- July 27: Methinks I bit off more than I could chew. Finished Coates, started, and am super excited for How to be both: A novel by Ali Smith (who wrote one of my all-time favorite books There But For The: A Novel), also Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (h/t KN)
- July 20: Black Country by Liz Berry
- July 13: Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick (h/t LA Review of Books, I was expecting to like it, too, Briallen, but what can you do?) and The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir by Ta-Nehisi Coates (h/t everyone in my twitter feed pretty much ever, still in search of a copy of Between the World and Me from the library.)
- July 6: Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth (h/t ReadWomen)
- June 29: SOME PEOPLE, PLACES, & THINGS THAT WILL NOT APPEAR IN MY NEXT NOVEL. by John Cheever and Modern Romance by Aziz Anzari and Eric Klinenberg
- June 22: Tales from the Heart: True Stories from My Childhood by Maryse Conde
- June 15: Overseas Research II: A Practical Guide (h/t Marc Bellemare)
- June 7: Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile, and Upheaval in the Middle East
- May 30:Wifey by Judy Blume