read :: watch :: listen
a wish list of books to read, films to watch, and music to listen to
to read: The Light Between Oceans // M.L. Stedman
Poor Mans Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking // by Elissa Altman
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality
Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want And Getting It
Live More, Want Less: 52 Ways to Find Order in Your Life
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. :Set in a small southern town during the days leading up to Katrina, this book is Zora Neal Hurston meets Faulkner. Fourteen-year-old Esch's captivation with Greek mythology and tenacity in spite of a confusing pregnancy make her a memorable narrator."
NPR: I am in awe of Hilary Mantel. The scope and skill of her incredible Wolf Hall — which charted the rise of the brilliant Thomas Cromwell against the backdrop of Henry VIII's break with the pope — was staggering. When I learned she was writing a sequel, I couldn't help but worry: How could any author sustain that sort of sheer, daring genius for a second book? Easily, it turns out. Bring Up the Bodies is not only as wonderful as Wolf Hall, it may even exceed it.
5 historical fiction books to read
5 great travel memoirs
A World On The Page: Five Great Travel Memoirs
In this novel, the author takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, she has created a tale of love and faith, magic and adventure. The narrator of the story is Bethia Mayfield, growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans.
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)
The Shoemaker's Wife: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani 4 stars This historical fiction book follows several families as they immigrate from Italy to the US. It is a well-written story about love, hard work, and the American Dream. A few parts of the story seem contrived, but overall an enjoyable light (although lengthy) read. 07/21/12
The Shoemaker's Wife: A Novel
the secret daughter