Books

The Best Books I Read in 2016 (Plus 27 Others Worth Knowing About)

Books by Robert Dickow

This is something I love doing for you every year: a roundup of my best reads from 2016—from the soul-baring wit of Nick page, and Marilynne Robinson’s living, breathing characters, to the reflective poetry of David Whyte, and Tony Horsfall’s reflections on journeying through midlife. If you’re planning your holiday reading list, check in here first! More…

The 5 Best Books I Read This Year (and 27 More)

Here is a list of the books I read in 2015, both fiction and non-fiction. I’ve included some highly recommended titles, many others worth your time, and a few reads I found disappointing. Have you read any of these books too? What did you think of them? And what are you reading now that others should know about? I look forward to adding some of your recommendations to my reading list. More…

5 Books You Should Read, 6 You Should Know About, 20 Worth a Look and 4 to Avoid

I read over 30 books last year. Here’s my review of some to read, some to know about, a few worth a look and some to avoid. Lila by Marilynne Robinson gets first honors in fiction, and Frederick Buechner’s The Sacred Journey in memoir. Read any on this list too? More…

008 An Interview with Marilynne Robinson [Podcast]

Marilynne Robinson doesn’t believe in sequels and never uses an idea she knows the origin of. She waited a staggering 24 years to release her second novel. If you love her books or want to learn how to write, this interview with the Pulitzer Prize-winning wordsmith is a must-listen.
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