Happy Friday, everyone! It’s a big day here for the Gilmores. We’re closing on our Ann Arbor house. Next week the movers arrive and by Thursday I’ll be on the road, driving five days to Michigan. I’ll be crossing the Cascades and the Rockies, as well as the Continental Divide. I’ll even get to check another state off my never-been-to list: South Dakota. It’s all nerve-wracking and overwhelming, but the finish line is in sight.
All of this means I’m saying goodbye until mid-November. I’m not leaving you high and dry without reading options, though! I’m writing madly trying to get reviews ready of some of the great books I’ve read this month. I’ll post them before I go, though, so probably won’t be able to respond to comments until things settle down.
And I’ll be working as I drive—thanks to the library and my friend, Susie at Novel Visits. I’ve got six books to listen to while I’m in the car (title links to Goodreads synopsis, cover goes to Amazon if you want to purchase):
After the Flood by Kassandra Montag
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 by Mitchell Zuckoff
Dopesick by Beth Macy
Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt
Catherine the Great by Robert Massie
I realize the nonfiction is all pretty heavy. It’s entirely possible I won’t be able to listen to Fall and Rise because I’ll need to pull over too often to cry, but I find listening to nonfiction easier than reading it in print.
How about you? Do you prefer fiction or nonfiction when you’re driving? Have you read any of these books? Thoughts?
As always, thank you all for your support and your patience throughout this long, drawn out process. Goodbye for now, but I’ll see you on the other side! Well, almost…it’s not quite the East Coast, but I will be in the Eastern time zone. Until then, I hope you’re having great reading adventures!