We’re heading up the freeway and along the north shore of Lake Superior today for our annual Thanksgiving getaway at Lutsen Resort. It will be 5 days of relaxing, eating, and enjoying the scenery. Hopefully a bit of snowshoeing as well, since we have a big snowstorm raging today.
I also plan to put away my computer and do some reading. Here’s my list of books I hope to read (or finish reading) during my time lakeside:
The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, by Kai Kalia Yang
The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies, by Jason Fagone
Joining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it to confront the evils of their time, solving puzzles that unmasked Nazi spies and helped win World War II. (Amazon)
The Cities That Built the Bible, by Robert R. Cargill
The Cities That Built the Bible is a magnificent tour through fourteen cities: the Phoenicia cities of Tyre, Sidon, and Byblos, Ugarit, Nineveh, Babylon, Megiddo, Athens, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Qumran, Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Rome. Along the way, Cargill includes photos of artifacts, dig sites, ruins, and relics, taking readers on a far-reaching journey from the Grotto of the Nativity to the battlegrounds of Megiddo, from the towering Acropolis of Athens to the caves in Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. (Amazon)
Beartown: A Novel, by Fredrik Backman
The bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. (Amazon)
What will you be reading this holiday weekend?
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