daily fieldnotes

Years Past0


  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  • True Notebooks: A Writer’s Year at Juvenile Hall by Mark Salzman
  • Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen. Also read Quindlen’s: How Reading Changed my Life, and Being Perfect. And her novel Every Last One
  • Blue Angel by Francine Prose. Also, My New American Life
  • Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • Taft by Ann Patchett
  • The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
  • Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott
  • The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
  • Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother by Beth Ann Fennelly


  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • The Girl who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (don’t usually like sci-fi, but came highly recommended) 
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett

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