Books of 2022

I read so many good books this year! (Last year!?) So many! I decided at the end of 2021 that I wanted to slow down in general - read slower, read less, read deeper - spend less time doing things that felt compulsive or unhelpful, reach deep into projects that challenged my skills, actually memorize…

Educated – Tara Westover

I read a lot - around 50 books a year. Each year, there are usually about fifteen books that I really like, and five or six that are great. If I'm lucky, one or two will be truly spectacular. Last year, I read All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy and was blown over by how gorgeous…

Jesus Land – Julia Scheeres

I walked past a tray of books waiting to be re-shelved at the Merida English Library, and the name "Jesus Land" jumped out at me. The words "A Memoir" were also written on the binding. An almost certainly tragic memoir that sounds like it came from Fuckyourcousinville, Kentucky? Sold! Like a fly to shit, my…