What We're Reading

Posted by Marcea

The OttLite office is full of readers. Which is great since OttLites are perfect for reading to help reduce glare and eyestrain. As someone who has loved to read all her life, my being around other readers helps me build my list of Books To Be Read (or BTBR). Below is a list of what the OttLite team is currently reading. You’ll see that we also like to pass a good book along to one another. Each of the books has a link to Goodreads (my go-to source to keep track of my BTBR) to give you a description and some reviews. Let us know what you’re reading under your OttLite; I’d love to add more books to my list!


Chaya –I am reading Paper Towns by John Green.  PaperTownsI decided to read it because I enjoyed reading The Fault in our Stars, which was also written by him. I cried like a baby when I read The Fault in our Stars and I think that any book that can bring out that kind of emotion is a worthwhile read.





Kelly - I just finished The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins.  Nancy recommended it and really enjoyed it.  It was a suspenseful psychological thriller about a woman who takes a commuter train TheGirlontheTrainevery morning and how she gets involved with a couple that she passes and watches from the train.  The chapters alternated between the perspectives of three main women characters in the book and jumped back and forth between different times of the storyline.  It was really good and I expect this will be made into a movie sooner or later.





Jane - I just finished The Good House by Ann Leary.   TheGoodHouseI really enjoyed the interesting characters.  I read they are making it into a movie with Meryl Streep.





Tom - Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman by Robert L. O’Connell. I’ve read a few books on Sherman; the Civil War time frame is one of my favorites. This book focuses FiercePatriotdeeper into the personality, intellect and strategist that was Sherman.







BossypantsJessica – I just finished reading Bossypants by Tina Fey. For the second time! It’s fabulous.  My favorite quote from the book: "You can't be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it.  You have to go down the chute."



Marcea – I’m reading Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Mark Peyser and Timothy Dwyer. This book is about the intertwining lives of 1st cousins Eleanor and Alice, two women from the top political family in America during the first half of the 20th century. On opposite sides of the political fence and with opposite personalities, HissingCousinsit’s interesting to read how their lives were completely different but at the same time very similar. I’ve read about both women in separate biographies but this one helped clarify a lot since the Roosevelts' intermarried and, in previous books, it was hard to see how each side of the family was connected.



JuliaFalls of Giants by Ken Follett. FallofGiantsI just picked it up yesterday and am looking forward to starting it over the weekend!






Nancy - The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Kelly gave it to me last week, so I haven’t gotten too far yet. But, I have heard a lot about it, so I am eager to see what it is all about!




Randy - Currently I am reading Nothing to Lose by Lee Child.  This book, as well as the others in the series, focus on a former NothingtoLoseArmy MP who has spent his entire life in a military family and working in the military all around the world,and never really knew much about the United States.  So, after leaving the Army he decides to roam around the US and learn about what he was fightingfor all those years, but always seems to end up involved in a mystery and ends up beating the bad guys.  I was never a big reader, but I have found this series to be an easy read and it keeps me interested.  And YES, I have been reading under my Cambridge Floor Lamp in the evenings.





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