Reading List

Reading List

In addition to reading submissions, we try to find time to read something else.  Why?

We encourage you to read widely and experience life through the written words.  We read to understand, to empathize, to escape, to learn, to discover….


  • An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies by Tyler Cowen
  • A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration & Encouragement by Barbara Abercrombie
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
  • Just Write: Here’s How! by Walter Dean Myers
  • And I Shall Have Some Peace There: Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road by Margaret Roach
  • The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner
  • The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious and Perplexing City by David Lebovitz
  • A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg
  • The Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty by Michael Gurian
  • An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace by Tamar Adler
  • The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
  • The Settler’s Cookbook: Tales of Love, Migration & Food by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
  • The Lineup: The World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives by Otto Penzler


We are reading the following or they are on our book shelves for reading (this list keeps growing):

  • The Thinking Life: How to Thrive in the Age of Distraction by P.M. Forni
  • Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs
  • The Retirement Maze: What You should Know Before and After You Retire by Bob Pascale, Louis H. Primavera and Rip Roach
  • Boomsday by Christopher Buckley
  • The Undertaker’s Daughter by Kate Mayfield
  • Live Right and Find Happiness by Dave Barry
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto
  • The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
  • The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
  • Whatever…Love is Love by Maria Bello
  • Tehran Noir edited by Salar Abdoh
  • Carbide Tipped Pens edited by Ben Bova and Eric Choi
  • Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui
  • All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
  • The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith
  • Sedition by Katherine Grant
  • Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying) by Bill Gifford
  • Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are by Carlin Flora
  • Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on An Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande
  • Critical Care: A New Nurse faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between by Theresa Brown
  • Salt, Sugar, Fat: How Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
  • The Embassy of Cambodia by Zadie Smith
  • Radiant by Karina Sumner-Smith
  • Year’s Best SF 18 edited by David G. Hartwell
  • Year’s Best Weird Fiction Volume One edited by Laird Barron and Michael Kelly
  • Let the Elephants Run: Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything by David Usher
  • After This by Claire Bidwell Smith
  • The Dog who Ate the Truffle: A Memoir of Stories and Recipes from Umbria by Suzanne Carreiro
  • Healing Into Possibility: The Transformational Lessons of a Stroke by Alison Bonds Shapiro
  • The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of The Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth
  • Tenth of December by George Saunders