Historical fiction makes a wide array of periods, places, and perspectives accessible and gives us a window into another time often mirroring our own. It connects us to each other through our shared past. Many of these read like memoirs, some are more fantastical, all will make you curious.
I recently went on a tour of LIGO that got me jazzed about the amazing astrophysics being undertaken in our tiny corner of the universe. This led me down a fascinating rabbit hole of topics; I found these titles particularly illuminating and accessible.
Switch off for a couple of hours and enjoy one of these feel good movies.
Documentaries are one of my favorite ways to learn more about the world. Here are some particularly engrossing ones. Go ahead; expand your perspective!
There’s a lot of internet acreage being dedicated to the new Golden Age of Television. Regardless of the why, how, and who, the result is a lot of my time being dedicated to watching the new Golden Age of Television. Fandom loves company, so check out these first season selections to get your journey started.
These titles are some of my favorite off-the-beaten-track movies from popular genres. While they vary in tone and subject, they are all enjoyable watching for a cozy Saturday night.
The vast majority of my free time is spent swing dancing or traveling to go swing dancing. Here's a starter pack of books and films on the world of vintage jazz for a variety of ages.
Young adult (YA) fiction boomed in the early 2000s creating a dizzying variety of options. Here's a few of my favorites to help you navigate the landscape. Beware; they are addicting and contain high emotional stakes.
Comics without all those capes or clearly defined concepts of good and bad. Dive into complex issues, interesting re-tellings, and suprisingly epic everyday dilemmas all with illustrations!
Books, audiobooks, and documentaries about an array of topics. My interest in non-fiction titles rarely comes from the topic itself, but in the stories about people it reveals. I talk about the titles and authors on this list any chance I get. You should read them. It is your choice whether or not you talk about them insistently.