1. Wintering (Katherine May)
Katherine May initially intended this book to be more of a travel narrative. But the subtitle is “The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times.” She describes her experience dealing with darker seasons of life and the necessity for rest. She writes with beautiful language, something that I appreciate but prefer to listen to. Once I got to the chapter on cold water swimming, I got sucked in. One of my favorite quotes… “Happiness is the greatest skill we’ll ever learn.”
2. Girl Sleuth (Melanie Rehak)
If you’ve read the Nancy Drew books and have ever been curious about where she came from, then this is the book for you. It is a thorough account (over 300 pages) of who was responsible for telling the tales of her adventures. Spoiler alert, it was not the author you see on the book jackets. This book is about the people and syndicate that kept Nancy solving mysteries for several decades – the father, daughters, and ghostwriters that kept the adventures going.