Nonfiction has dominated my reading list recently with the release of several, diverse tombs, all riveting in their own rights.
Enough. My wife Sandy and I listened to January 6 Committee star witness Cassidy Hutchinson’s Enough on Audible during a road trip. She shares an insider’s view of the chaos inside the Trump White House during the coup attempt and her inner turmoil regarding her testimony. Essentially, she feared she’d end up in jail if she didn’t start telling the truth, and Liz Cheney offered her a pathway out of trouble.
Collision of Power. Former Washington Post editor Marty Baron’s recounting of his time at the Post’s helm and his relations with the paper’s new owner, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is a fascinating read for anyone (like me) interested in the minutiae of newspapering and politics.
To Infinity and Beyond. Just launched into Neil deGrasse Tyson’s latest journey to the stars, but if an astronomy book can be a page-turner, this is it.
Ordinarily, those three books would have been enough to keep me busy (I read nonfiction much more slowly than fiction), but along came John Sandford and Lee Child (with his brother Andrew) with their latest offerings, Judgment Prey and The Secret. Sandford’s heroes, Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers, team up in the latest in the Prey series, one of the best and funniest in a while. A two-day read. Same with Child’s latest (and apparently last under his name) in the Jack Reacher series. Fast-paced action, brilliantly structured (thank Andrew for that). Lee is turning over his typewriter to Andrew, who will continue the series. It’s in good hands.