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November 10, 2017

Staff Reads: November 10


Check out what our staff has been reading below and share what you’re reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #CRPreads.


I am currently reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I finally found a used copy at The Brown Elephant in Andersonville and started reading it last week. I am about halfway through and can’t get enough. I am a big fan of Tartt’s other books, but I think The Goldfinch is my new favorite. It’s quite a hefty book, so I took a break last weekend and read Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese O’Neill. (Thanks Ellen H. for the recommendation!) I have also been picking up some new poetry collections and recently started reading Electric Arches by Eve Ewing. —Olivia Aguilar, publicist

The Idiot

I just finished reading The Idiot by Elif Batuman. Its heft and detail were a little daunting at first, but being so thoroughly absorbed into Selin’s world and the minutia of her daily life felt calming and oddly familiar. It makes perfect before-bed reading.  —Ashley Alfirevic, publicity associate

I’m listening to the audiobook of Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, which just won the Man Booker Prize. It’s got a great cast of actors doing the narrating, including Nick Offerman and David Sedaris.  —Caitlin Eck, publicity manager

Lincoln in the Bardo


My reading time has been thin of late so I have a couple books in progress, but in anticipation of the newest cinematic adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express (which is *not* a Clue adaptation, no matter what the guy at the snack stand at my local movie theater thinks) I’ve been listening—usually on the train—to the new Audible edition of the Christie classic with a full cast recording. And I’ve been catching up on the Nerdette podcast, which has included an interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal trainer and with Dahlia Lithwick whose Unified Theory of Muppet Types is applied to the Supreme Court. I also can’t wait to pop in my earbuds to hear the most recent interview with Eve Ewing (@eveewing) which promises talk of Afrofuturism and Prince. The interview is teased with a sentence about knitting sweaters for people and since I’m a knitter, you know I’m in.  —Mary Kravenas, marketing manager

Monday Starts

I just moved, so my entire To Read pile is packed in a box somewhere. So currently I’m reading CRP’s own new translation of Monday Starts on Saturday. The very unpredictable and constantly moving items in the story are feeling very familiar to me right now…  —Michelle Williams, managing editor


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