Friday Reads - March 23, 2018


Rebecca is still reading (and loving) Moby-Dick, obsessing about whales, writing her own poems about whales, and so is re-reading Jenna Le's beautiful A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora because there can never be enough poems about whales.


Shari just finished Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor and thinks it would be a perfect read for Slow Club Book Clubbers. McGregor focuses his story on a small village. Each chapter is a year in the life of the village after a girl goes missing. It's not a traditional mystery/thriller story. Instead, McGregor simply follows the villagers through the ebb and flow of life. His sentences are lovely and he weaves in what's happening in the natural world as well.  A perfect, slow read that yields big rewards.