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Old 08-18-19, 02:26 PM  
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I am halfway through The Nickel Boys - it’s good.
I like Colson Whitehead’s first book a lot.
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Old 08-18-19, 02:35 PM  
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I've rediscovered memoirs.

Murakami's What I talk about when I talk about running was very good.

Run, Don't Walk: The Curious and Chaotic Life of a Physical Therapist Inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center by Adele Levine

Read them each in one (long) sitting. The Murakami was better written.

Started Isaac Mizrahi's IM just last night and so far it looks entertaining.
In the memoir category, I highly recommend “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah and “Angela’s Ashes” by Frank McCourt which as been around for ages. Both are excellent as audio books which I usually don’t care for. “The Color of Water” by James McBride is also excellent.
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Old 08-18-19, 02:41 PM  
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I finished Death in the Air while recovering from surgery. It was pretty good but not as compelling as I thought it would be. I also read “Black Klansman” by Ron Stallworth for book group. It was amusing in some respects but not a great discussion book. It was an easy read and a small paperback which was a great combo for long sessions on the recumbent bike at the gym.
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Old 08-18-19, 02:42 PM  
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I am 3/5 of the way through Les Miserables. Fortunately, the library will allow me to renew it up to 15 times.
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Old 08-18-19, 09:09 PM  
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Finished "Someone We Know" in about a day and a half. Quick read, and good!
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Finished "Someone We Know" in about a day and a half. Quick read, and good!
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Old 08-22-19, 06:37 PM  
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I recently finished Lori Gottlieb's Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed.

It was very readable, relatable and thought provoking.

In the beginning, I thought she came across as rather crass and glib, given some of her language. I'm not a prude about that sort of thing, but I had to wonder.

Sure enough, just like all the other characters in the book who at first seem rather offputting, impenetrable and unlikeable, she reveals herself to be entirely human and relatable.
Writerly device? Maybe. She does make her points, mostly showing, not telling.

Helping someone figure out if they need to seek out counseling is a tough assignment, and yet I think this book does a good job showing what good and meaningful talk therapy can be about.

Oh, and it's frequently quite funny.
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Just finished The Whisper Network, and I enjoyed it. Today I started Someone We Know (newest one by Shari Lapena). It's good so far!
I got it from my library and finished it already. I enjoyed it.
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Old 08-22-19, 07:51 PM  
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Anna, thanks for sharing! As a therapist myself, it sounds like something that might be an interesting read for me.

I am still really liking 10% Happier. I've also been reading Buddha's Brain, another great read focused largely on the intersect between Buddhism and psychology--mainly, that Buddhism provides practical self-help.
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Old 08-22-19, 10:42 PM  
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I got it from my library and finished it already. I enjoyed it.
Glad you liked it. It was a quick read! I'm now listening to The Silent Patient. I'm really enjoying it as well!
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