Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple; I really liked this book! I thought it was engaging and loved how Semple interwove various ‘primary’ documents to expose different points of view on the narrative. I was rooting for the Fox family at the end, which I think is so important in connecting readers to characters. I get why this is on everyone’s list now!
The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Everything Else by Daniel Coyle; Coyle argues that talent is not innate but grown in our brains in the form of myelin, once thought to be inert coating for brain cells. I found his writing to be clear and approachable and he offers some easily transferrable take aways for mastering skills or talents.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin; I wish I remember who’s GoodReads this popped up on so I can say thank you! While filled with tragic experiences, Zevin manages to weave together a jaunty narrative that never sags under it’s own weight. She’s filled this novel with wonderfully compelling book people who will remind you why you love your local book store.
What I watched: Only Lover’s Left Alive, Muppets Most Wanted, The Lego Movie, The World’s End, Hocus Pocus, Bad Words, Her, X Men: Days of Future Past, Muscle Shoals