This week, John Fossett shares five more books his family is currently reading.
“My extended family is rather large. We are spread all over the country and beyond. It’s rare that all of us are in one place so we share a lot of information via a family text thread. And we’re using it much more as we shelter in place and share ideas for ways to make the best of it. All of us are readers, a product of witnessing first hand, my mother’s favorite pastime. Hear’s a list of what we’re reading. It’s a decent-sized list and I like the variety; fiction versus non-fiction, a page-turner or two and some classics. Hopefully you’ll find something to pique your interest.”
What we’re reading:
Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition by Charles Eisenstein
“Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth.” – from Goodreads.com
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Hawthorne’s classic allegory, with feminist, Hester Prynne front and center. – Goodreads.com
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
A criminal psychotherapist works with a famous artist convicted of killing her husband in a simmering, psychological thriller.” – Goodreads.com,
Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
“This great collection of tales and legends clearly sets the stage for all his other writing.” – from Goodreads.com
Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz
Beloved best-selling author Tony Horwitz retraces Frederick Law Olmsted’s epic journey across the American South in the 1850s, as he too searches for common ground in a dangerously riven nation.” – from Goodreads.com
ABOUT JOHN FOSSETT. John is locally known as the Adult Services Librarian at the Bainbridge Island Library. Since 2014, he’s been broadcasting on BCB: The Voices of Bainbridge Island – eventually hosting a podcast focusing on cultural events. John also hosted and produced Art and Artists on Bainbridge (although he’s currently on a hiatus). John now focuses a lot of his time organizing (and volunteering) for Library sponsored events, such as Island Film Group, Tuesday Career Center and WorkSource, Tuesday Book Group, quarterly poetry readings, and the quarterly BI Modern Quilt Guild gatherings. He also works closely with Bainbridge Prepares: monthly classes held at the Library and Three Days of Preparedness, Books on Tap: Literary Trivia held each month at the Treehouse Café, Island Film Group (now in their 11th year, held on the 2nd Wednesday at the Library), Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, community events at the library, and Historical Museum at the Library (a program he started with BIHM in 2018). Read John’s full profile by author, Margaret Millmore – The Island Wanderer.