I don't go back to school til Sept 28th, so I decided to call it the end of summer today when the wind had a chill and I borrowed my mom's shawl. Grateful for the kind summer that cradled me back into reading for fun on my hour long commutes.
  1. Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
    favorite: On Keeping a Notebook
  2. The White Album by Joan Didion
    favorite: In Bed. please read this to understand anyone in your life who has severe migraines.
  3. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
    this sadly read slowly like the manuscript it was :(
  4. Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin
    favorite: What It Means To Be An American
  5. (finally finished) The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson 🏆
    maaaan this is a big book but so worth it - if you're interested in American cities and how they came to be, you should read some stories about the Great Migration and its influence on culture and music. My history BA thesis is on the migration to Chicago and this is the first book I'd recommend. Wilkerson has won so many prizes for this book, and @shondarhimes is adapting it to an FX series this year, so hop on this train now if you haven't already.
  6. can't and won't (stories) by lydia davis
    really great lazy week on the L reads. bday present from @Olivia. thanks for providing so much of my reading this summer.
  7. The Book with No Pictures by @bjnovak
    best free therapy in chicago: lake michigan swims and toddler giggles. read to your nieces while they're still spongey! soak in baby maniacal laughter!
  8. Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz
    read to your nieces part 2
  9. in my inbox: ann friedman's newsletter, gchat crises and bored musings, rough drafts and full drafts
  10. around the internet: probably too many articles on serena williams