Recommended Reading

I will be scattering these gobbets* throughout this site, but in case you are like me and enjoy lists, here they are gathered in alphabetical order in one place for your convenience!


IMG_2958Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness– Willard Spiegelman



IMG_2961All the Light We Cannot See– Anthony Doerr



IMG_2962Amelia Peabody Series– Elizabeth Peters



A Wrinkle in Time: Madeleine L’Engle



IMG_2959The Children of Green Knowe-Lucy M. Boston



Ex Libris

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader– Anne Fadiman



The Fifth Heart: A Novel-Dan Simmons



IMG_2955The Historian– Elizabeth Kostova



The History Boys: A Play-Alan Bennett



The Hobbit: J.R.R. Tolkien



The Lord of the Rings: J.R.R. Tolkien



Lieutenant of Inishmore

The Lieutenant of Inishmore– Martin McDonagh



Beekeeper's Apprentice

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: A Mary Russell Mystery– Laurie R. King




To Marry an English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery-Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace




Night-Elie Wiesel




Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking-Susan Cain




The Watchmaker of Filigree Street– Natasha Pulley




Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour-Lynne Olson



Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship-Jon Meacham


The Churchills:

Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill-Sonia Purnell



Speaking for Themselves: The Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill-Edited by their daughter Mary Soames



*The History Boys: Alan Bennett- There is also a marvelous film adaptation featuring the original National Theater cast