I’m almost three weeks into my new job, which has meant a very busy schedule. Even so, I’ve been able to squeeze in some fun reading, watching, and listening. Here are some of the things I’m currently enjoying, along with some things I’ve just finished and would highly recommend.
I’m currently reading The Jury Master by Robert Dugoni. It’s a first-in-a-series legal thriller that has been a speedy read with perfectly sized chapters to get through during my lunch hour or right before bedtime. I’m also working through A Traitor to Memory by Elizabeth George — it’s over 1,000 pages long so it’s taking me a while to get through it, but I love good mystery and George is one of the best writers out there.
I just finished American Fire by Monica Hesse, the fascinating true story of a couple who became serial arsonists and burned down dozens of structures together, and Atomic Habits by James Clear, which is packed with practical advice on creating effective habits and routines.
I’m currently watching movie trailers and cooking shows. My brain is so full from new information from work that I can’t really pay attention to a whole movie or show, so shorter stories are working better for me right now. Apple’s movie trailer database and Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives on YouTubeTV have been my go-to sources lately.
I just finished watching a bunch of video demos of different elements of Notion from Marie Poulin. This is the new system I’m using for digital note taking and task management, and the resources on this channel have been really helpful as I work on customizing Notion for my needs and goals.
I’m currently listening to so many episodes of the Read or Dead podcast from Book Riot. I love mystery novels and this podcast offers reviews of mystery and thriller books and shares adaptation news about which books are being made into movies or television shows. I’ve been binging the back list of this show when I work out in the mornings and during my commute and my to-read pile has exploded.
I just finished the first couple episodes of the new season of the Family Secrets podcast by Dani Shapiro. On this season of the show, Shapiro is interviewing other writers about the family secrets that they have been exploring through memoir and the conversations are really interesting.
I’ve love to hear what you’ve been reading, watching, and listening to lately — what are you wanting to recommend to everyone right now?