The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry Reading List

Continuing on with short story week (which has somehow spilled into its second week, oops), I thought I’d give another shout-out to one of my new favorite books, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (you can check out my review of the book here). One of the key components of this book …

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Overcast Mind: My Life in Poems by Ann Christine Tabaka

4/10 I think I’ve shared my feelings on poetry before (i.e., it’s like swimming), so I’ll cut to the chase: this particular collection was not to my taste. The collection is arranged in chronological order, so there is an interesting progression thorough different seasons in the “adult” sections. That being said, since the poems are …

Wait, What? And Life’s Other Essential Questions by James E. Ryan

7/10 Based on a commencement address that went viral, Ryan (Dean of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education) has expanded upon his thoughts about the art of asking (and maybe answering) good questions. And the questions are good ones; they seem superfluous at first glance, but Ryan makes his case well about why each is …