Jenny loves to share what she’s reading! Below, find reviews of her favorite reads.
I HEART this book. You know those books that as you read them you have to pause and look up to process the beauty or poignancy of what you've just read? This is such a book. It's filled with her essays on how nature and books saved her life, her admiration of Whitman, Wordsworth, and Poe, and her beautiful observations of everyday experiences told in breathtaking beauty and insight. … [Read more...] about Upstream
I read this almost in a day. Definitely a mind-blowing, page-turning thriller. It explores the idea of how one decision, one thought, one act can change the trajectory of one's life. What if you could go back in time and reverse your destiny? … [Read more...] about Dark Matter
The Old Man
Loved this! Former army intelligence officer Dan Chase has lived in a small Vermont town with his two dogs for 35 years. A widower, he's been in hiding after allegedly stealing $20 million during a mission in Libya. He's been preparing to have to make a run for it for decades when he notices an unfamiliar car trolling his neighborhood. This is it. They've found him, and he's suddenly off and running, with his two wonderful dogs (don't worry--they're safe), his multiple identities (think … [Read more...] about The Old Man
What does a hospice chaplain really do? In her touching and inspiring new book, On Living, Kerry Egan, shares incredible stories of people she has listened to and comforted as they confronted their own deaths. Trust me, this is not a downer--just the opposite. Egan says of her own job: “Hospice chaplains are sort of the opposite of storytellers. We’re storyholders. We listen to the stories that people believe have shaped their lives. We listen to the meaning they make of those stories.” Like … [Read more...] about On Living