Back to School

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  Wellesley College, MA (1969) © Bradford F. Herzog

Wellesley College, MA (1969) © Bradford F. Herzog

I always get a little nostalgic for school at this time of year: the crisp, untouched notebooks, the packs of sharpened pencils, the clean, new book-bags. This week, I got in touch with my inner student and created a Fall reading list for myself. I thought up a list of books (old and new) that would challenge and excite me and I bought all of them in one go. It felt weirdly indulgent and also wonderful. I love seeing them all sitting on my desk waiting to be read. And, knowing that I’ve got another good read ahead of me makes the sadness of finishing a truly great book a bit more bearable. 

The Secret History by Donna Tart: Pulitzer Prize winner, Donna Tart, explores an elite New England college, a charismatic professor and a few students faced with a moral dilemma. 

The Fran Lebowitz Reader: And so continues my love for female essayist who are all wit and good writing. 

The Corrections by Jonathon Franzen: Purity is Franzen’s latest novel (and all anyone seems to be talking about) but this is my first time reading his work and The Corrections just seemed so compelling (family drama around the dinner table) that it seemed like a good place to start.

Fate and Furies by Lauren Groff: This season’s hottest new read. One marriage. One book. Half of it told from his perspective. The other half told from hers. 

Happy fall and happy reading! 

Chelsey

2 thoughts on “Back to School

  1. Oh my gosh! The Secret History is the best book I’ve read in my adult life! I almost wish I hadn’t read it so that I could experience it for the first time all over again! Enjoy!

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