Some of my best days are spent conversing with a book. I love afternoons in the quiet, with the welcoming sounds of the pages flipping and my focus on the present moment. There are sentences that push me to pause and in those instances, I love that an invisible bridge forms between the writer and reader. Here are a list of book selections and an online essay that captivated my attention in January and February:

Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Small Victories by Anne Lamott

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The Sweet Spot by Christine Carter

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute 

Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher

“My Own Life” by Oliver Sacks is a must read. This particular line resonated with me: “There is no time for anything inessential.” Reading this article will only take a few minutes of your time, but it is worth every minute.

 What books do you recommend?

Image: “book collection” by Chronon6.97 via Flickr.