Recently, I did something that has always felt very off-brand for me. Since all branches of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh closed, my access to books has been seriously limited. So I ordered a Kindle. Why did this take me so long? The Kindle has been around for at least a decade and are relatively affordable. I love it for so many reasons: books can be downloaded instantly, the backlight, font, and text size are adjustable, it’s light and comfortable to hold. And the best part? Library books can be downloaded for free using the Libby app. I’ve also started using Libby to download audiobooks, which I love for fiction.
Anyway, here are some of the best books I read this year:
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino – Tolentino nails what it is like to be a millennial woman right now. I read this book in one sitting.
Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener – this is a great peek into the world of tech start ups and hits very close to home for me
I’m currently reading Educated, a memoir by Tara Westover. Westover grew up in rural Idaho and never attended school, but managed to end up with a Phd. After listening to interviews with her on The New York Times Book Review Podcast and Fresh Air, I felt compelled to read her story.
Next on my list is Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. I’ve read Jane Eyre, but never Wuthering Heights. I though the gothic themes in the novel would be perfect for fall. I also love reading the classics of British literature, especially at this time of year, because it reminds me of being in school.