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  • Anjali Gupta

Love In The Time Of Covid

Never have I appreciated more one of the loves of my life...reading. As this quarantine persists and we crave engagement, travel, and stimulation, my love gives me the freedom and flexibility to delve into whatever mood I am in. This love allows me to go to faraway places and time travel; most importantly. it distracts me when I am doing housework, which seems endless during this pandemic. Hard copies, audible, and library apps have all assisted me the last 9 weeks. Books have occupied me on walks, kept me company on a rainy day with a cup of tea, and made me laugh out loud as I fold laundry. Give me a good book and I will endure another mile, another household chore, or another chapter on my chaise. My moods have commanded a variety of genres during this quarantine. From the mysteries of Ruth Ware and Agatha Christie to the controversial American Dirt (named and then removed from Oprah's Book Club) to Jojo Moyes to Elizabeth Strout to Helen Russell's Living Danishly to a teacher's journey in The Kurdish Bike, these books have been the respite I have needed on this journey. Both of my recent reads have allowed me to delve into leadership from another time. In The Splendid and The Vile, Erik Larson illustrates Churchill's first year in office, a crucial year of leadership for Great Britain. In Leadership In Turbulent Times, we follow Lincoln, Teddy, FDR, and LBJ from childhood onward. Perhaps Lincoln's hot letters might be a good substitute to Twitter?:)

My last book, The Dutch House, I listened to on Audible; I thoroughly enjoyed this and also loved that it was narrated by Tom Hanks.

Currently Reading:

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World by Tim Marshall

Next On My List:

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone (Thank you for the inspiration, Elizabeth!)

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats (Thank you for the inspiration, Debbie!)


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