Friday Thread: Whatcha readin'?

One of the most fun discussion threads we’ve done this year was on summer reading, and I was thinking about it this morning as what I’ve been reading has really shifted this year. Before, I was reading almost exclusively nonfiction (which makes sense, given a lot of the things we talk about each week in the newsletter).

But this year, I’ve shifted almost exclusively to fiction — and it’s been like discovering a new world all over again. So far this year, I’ve been reading:

  • John Grisham’s The Reckoning, The Guardians, The Last Juror + Sycamore Row

  • Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad — which we read in our book club

  • Delia Owens’s Where The Crawdads Sing — oh wow, this one was AMAZING (especially the ending)

  • S.A. Cosby’s Razorblade Tears — just started this one, read almost half of it last night. Really intense.

  • Kelsey McKinney’s God Spare the Girls — it’s a coming-of-age tale that almost reads like a suspense novel

  • Laura Dave’s The Last Thing He Told Me — just fantastic, really breathlessly suspenseful

  • T.J. Newman’s Falling — you’ll never see flying the same way again, I bet!

  • Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms — the Ken Burns documentary re-ignited my interest

  • Robert Galbraith (actually J.K. Rowling)’s The Cuckoo’s Calling — still in the middle, intriguing so far

How has your reading changed this year (or not), and what have you discovered that you really loved, or are loving right now? 📚 — Terrell