Somehow it's already June and that means it's time to swap reading lists. May was an incredibly busy month for me in terms of travel and a handful of multi-day trips had me feeling like I was a permanent resident at Logan International airport. But, no complaints here! I had tons of fun with a fewreally great people and even managed to come back with a little bit of a tan.
All of that travel meant I spent a lot of time in transit this past month, and I'm the first to admit that a disproportionate chunk of my reading occurs on trains, planes and in cars. Some of that has to do with the fact that the moments I spend travelling somewhere are often the only moments that are entirely my own. When travelling from point A to point B I am often leaving one obligation in the pursuit of another. The moments in-between, however, are mine and mine only. My chance to discover new worlds. My chance to indulge myself.
This month, I'll be indulging in a bit of academic scholarship, memoir and fiction by way of Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman, Maya Angelou and Chinua Achebe respectively. For those who like lists, here's what I'm hoping to get through before my birthday next month:
- Against the Closet by Abdur-Rahman
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
- Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou
Thanks to both my clients and colleagues who have shared what they're reading via Twitter, e-mail and in-appointment. I love a good suggestion, so keep them coming!
Until next time,