- The Retreat of Western Liberalism – Edward Luce
- Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new book of short stories
- Orwell and Churchill – Thomas Ricks’ book about these two giants
- The World in Disarray – Richard Haass on foreign policy
- What is Populism? – Jan-Werner Mueller defines the term
Film and TV:
- Victoria and Abdul – Dame Judy Dench in a quirky film about her friendship with a Pakistani servant/teacher
- Lady Bird – Saorise Ronan in a coming of age film and a mother-daughter struggle
- The Zookeeper’s Wife – story of a Polish couple who saved Jews during WWII.
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