- The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin
- Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new book of short stories
- Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – Neil DeGrasse Tyson
- The World in Disarray – Richard Haass on foreign policy
- The Odyssey – Emily Watson’s new translation
Film and TV:
- Victoria – the PBS series about Queen Victoria
- Homeland – Season 7
- Pandas – IMAX story of breeding and releasing Pandas back into their habitat
- I, Tonya – I never would have guessed it would be worth seeing but it is.
Favorite blogs and websites:
- www.candaceroserardon.com “Moment Sketchers: Connecting with the World Through Art.” Lovely website of a young woman artist/writer friend.
- https://kate-ballbach.squarespace.com/ Seattle friends living in London and exploring Europe with their kids. Truly good writing about everyday living.
- http://www.gandt.com/ A Navy/Pan Am colleague who writes excellent aviation fiction and non-fiction
- https://alexandradaneblog.wordpress.com/ A blogger/memoirist friend