- 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
- Legacy of Spies – John le Carre’s new novel
Film and TV:
- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – BBC’s version of John le Carre’s novel with Alec Guinness as George Smiley
- The Hero – Sam Elliott as an aging actor struggling with family and age.
- The Zookeeper’s Wife – story of a Polish couple who saved Jews during WWII.
Favorite blogs and websites:
- 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