Five books?! High school students do better than that in a single semester.
Appalling, dreadful, upsetting, dismaying, and inexcusable don’t begin to describe my disappointment, but for what it’s worth, here are the volumes that captured my attention in 2016:
- Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America by Jonathan Kozol
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
- In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
- Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble by Dan Lyons
- The Violinist’s Thumb by Sam Kean
Although I’m not generally the resolution-making type, determined, dogged, firm, unwavering, and single-minded barely scratch the surface of my tenacity to do better this year.
With that in mind, I’m off to my reading chair, Anne of Green Gables in hand.