Your Weekend Reading

Kerry Bennett
When you don't know what to read next ...
Created 24 Jul 2020
  • Bonus Edition: New Year's Books
    26 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    Okay, hi. It’s me again. Hi! I really thought I meant it when I said that last week’s edition was the last newsletter of 2021. But I felt compelled to pop by and drop some New Year’s-based books in yo...
  • My Top Reads from 2021 (Part 2)
    19 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    Because the books we’ve loved this year simply cannot be squashed into a mundane and commonplace “Top Ten” list. You deserve more than ten, my little reading rainbows. Ours go to 13! Last week gave yo...
  • My Top Reads from 2021 (Part 1)
    12 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    It’s “Best of 2021” list time, which begs two questions: why have I not read any of these “top” books you speak of? And how, exactly, is it possible that we’ve made it to the end of another calendar y...
  • A Series of Unpopular Book Opinions
    05 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 2 2
    Also known as That One Where the Book Mafia Puts Kerry on a Watch List. Because you know that feeling when you’re so excited to read a well-reviewed or best-selling book that everyone just loves and o...
  • Isn't Every Book About Family?
    28 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 4
    Hello, hi - it’s Thanksgiving weekend! It’s Hanukkah! It’s Black Friday! It’s happy official holiday season - let’s goooooo! (This is more for Americans … non-Americans, when do you decide to damn the...
  • The Secrets We Keep (In Fiction)
    21 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    So we have a lot of squirrels in our backyard, many of whom bury their treasures around the garden, seemingly none of whom are remotely afeared of our cat. (Urban squirrels, they’ve seen it all.) And ...
  • A Year of Books from You, the Community
    14 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    When I started this newsletter one year ago, we were in a pandemic, American democracy looked fragile, and I wanted to escape into book talk to soothe our collectively wearied souls. And now everythin...
  • If We Only Had ... Some Nonfiction Reads
    07 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Lions and tigers and non-fiction, oh my! Look, can I be real a second? Some weeks, I just have a few books I want to share, for crying out loud, but can’t quite discern how they’re connected other tha...
  • One Great Book: The Secret History
    31 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 4
    Okay, my little radishes, for this fiftieth newsletter, it’s time to talk about The Secret History. I imagine one of two reactions just happened: (eye roll, sigh) “Yes, Kerry, welcome to 1995, of cour...
  • Books Disguised as Other Books
    24 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 0 6
    Dedicated readers (okay, actually just anyone who happened to read last week’s newsletter) will know that I don’t really care for Halloween*, but darned if this week’s theme is not the second Hallowee...
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