So Much To Read…Is There Time?

Time is of the Essence…

Time is often referenced when we evaluate our lives, relationships and productivity….so much to do, so little time. If we only had more time. And when are kids are growing up...time is going too fast. Even Cher wanted a rewind when she said If I Could Turn Back Time.…Well, today, with so little travel, commuting, socializing and shopping, time is more abundant than ever.

I would not want to go back in time and relive the past eight months, and, completely opposite of the usual wish to slow down time, I would prefer to jump ahead to post election, post Covid, and to a time of normalcy. Contrary to my wishes, as it turns out, this weekend we will be turning back time, on a small scale…luckily…only just one hour. I choose to look at this as a positive…time is on my side. For me, the newly found sixty minutes is extra time to read, and with my pile of books continually growing, I could use it. Here is what I have planned.

Books on My Nightstand

My list is ever-changing but here is where I am today!

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante, author of My Brilliant Friend

My friend and author of Bedside Manners, Heather Frimmer, recommended the audio version of this one – she said Marisa Tomei did a great job as the narrator!

The Cold Millions by Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins

I loved Beautiful Ruins and look forward to reading this.

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove

My friend and creator of the facebook group Westport, CT Book Chat and Swap, Nancy Greenspan Wilson highly recommended this one.

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, author of Homegoing

I enjoyed Homegoing and Jenna Bush Hager picked this one for the Today Show’s September Book.

Fifty Words For Rain by Asha Lemmie (debut)

I picked this one for my book club (also a GMA Book Club Pick) and look forward to our discussion with debut author Asha Lemmie.

The Wrong Kind of Woman by Sarah McCraw Crow (debut)

I was connected to author Sarah McCraw Crow through a friend and look forward to reading this.

The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline, the author of The Orphan Train

I loved The Orphan Train and met author Christina Baker Kline at a birthday event for Jane Green several years ago. Looking forward to reading this.

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, the author The Underground Railroad

Been wanting to read this important book and finally picked up a copy.

The Girl From Berlin by Ronald Balson, the author of Once We Were Brothers

I am a huge fan of Ron Balson and all his historical fiction novels. He is a practicing lawyer who started his writing career later in life and is a wonderful storyteller.

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