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Three Books I'm Reading Now, 10/30/23 Edition

The Books I'm Reading Now

I'm reading Daniel Mason's novel tracking generations of inhabitants in a New England cabin, North Woods; I'm listening to Henry Winkler's charming, candid memoir, Being Henry; and I'm reading Secondhand Daylight, Eugen Bacon and Andrew Hook's science fiction story about time travel gone wrong--and a connection from the future that could be one man's saving grace.

What are you reading these days, bookworms?


01 North Woods by Daniel Mason

Mason's novel tells the story of a New England house in the woods by tracking those who live in it over the centuries.

Mason's characters range from a young couple in love, escaping their rigid Puritanical community; to an English soldier who escapes battle to grow apples; to spinster twins coping with wartime struggles; to a panther who takes refuge in the house.

The story explores cycles and links through history, considering how each of us may live on after we're gone.

I received a prepublication edition of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group: Ballantine, Delacorte Press.


02 Being Henry: The Fonz...and Beyond by Henry Winkler

I'm listening to Henry Winkler read his memoir, which is irresistibly candid, funny, and poignant.

Winkler explores his childhood and his critical, yelling, stressed parents; his joy in putting on other personas even as a young child; and his undiagnosed dyslexia and its challenges, then dives into the luck, grit, and adventures of starring in Happy Days, Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and Barry.

Winkler brings heart and honesty to the story of his life so far, and I love it.

I received a prepublication audiobook version of this title courtesy of NetGalley and Macmillan Audio.


03 Secondhand Daylight by Eugen Bacon and Andrew Hook

Green is just an ordinary guy, jumping through time. But something's off: he's unable to stop hurtling through time, which means he can't hold onto relationships or grasp his present before he's off again.

Zada is a scientist from the future who becomes aware of Green's problem and seeks to help him. But it may require her to jump into Green's timeline, and she knows that unexpected results could be triggered.

The intersection of the two characters alters their lives forever.

I received a prepublication edition of this title courtesy of NetGalley and John Hunt Publishing: Cosmic Egg Books.


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