In his final offering, John Fossett shares the last three 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:
Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
Vowell turns history on its ear, as only she can, with a razor sharp focus on the Americanization of Hawaii, featuring a group of characters that sound like something out of central casting rather than the history books. – Goodreads.com
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
The story of two families, in two different centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving their worlds in the throes of major cultural shifts. – from Goodreads.com
What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell
Among other adventures, “Gladwell divines the secrets of Cesar Millan, the ‘dog whisperer’ who can calm savage animals with the touch of his hand.” – 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.