“To overcome, to live, rise, and reign at last”: 2016 book list

As the world—both mine personally and more generally—shifted this year, I have been reminded of what it takes to make change and to maintain a peaceful, powerful center. In my reading I turned to the steadfast lessons of literature and, to my surprise, non-fiction. If any year called for how-to texts, this was it. IContinue reading ““To overcome, to live, rise, and reign at last”: 2016 book list”

The Year I Learned to Love Reading: 2015 book list

Here’s the secret I’ve harbored for many years: I have never liked to read. Sure, I had to read a lot of books in grad school. And, sure, I have always liked wandering used books stores, opening books I’d never heard of and hunting down Virginia Woolf and Charlotte Bronte—for the longest time the onlyContinue reading “The Year I Learned to Love Reading: 2015 book list”