July 2015

Once again I find myself reading for work (as ever). See if you can guess based on some of the books in this list what I'm working on! The Folded Clock by Heidi Julavits I adore this book. It's her best.

Euphoria by Lily King This swept me away. I couldn't put it down for a minute.

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf He's one of my favorite writers. I'm dying to adapt this as a film, but someone got there before me.

Stone Arabia by Dana Spiotta Brilliant writer. A little hard going for me.

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff Run, don't walk, to read this book. It's amazing.

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff Lovely and heart-breaking.

The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer This is the best novel about California I've read in I don't know how long.

The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley God, I hate books about spirituality.

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe I also hate books about the counter culture.

LSD: My Problem Child by Albert Hofmann Incredibly fascinating.

Myself and I by Constance A. Newline Seriously fucking weird.

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf Why didn't I reread this a decade ago?

The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide by James Fadiman Mind-blowing.

Started Early, Took my Dog by Kate Atkinson Super fun quick read.

Husband and Wife by Zeruya Shalev Tore my heart out by the roots.

Drug Crazy: How We Got Into this Mess and How We Can Get Out by Mike Grey Best book on the drug war.