Jon For Having recently read a book about macrodosing LSD (Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III), I'm going to take a look at Ayelet Waldman's A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life. I realize how this looks, but I swear my interest is purely vicarious. Also of interest is Chris Bohjalian's Sleepwalker, a novel about bad things that could happen to somnambulists.
Adrian Liang: I just started Douglas Preston's The Lost City of the Monkey God, and I'm hooked on this nonfiction story of possibly discovering a fabled lost city in the pristine (and venomous-snake-filled) jungle of Honduras. I also want to get fully prepped for the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One movie, so I'm reading Catalyst by James Lucerno, the prequel novel to the film releasing next week.
Chris Schluep: I'll be reading Huck Out West by Robert Coover and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari. Huck Out West is a sequel to Huckleberry Finn, where Huck and Tom head out west to ride for the Pony Express. Homo Deus is by the guy who wrote Sapiens, and anyone who read that book knows that the end of Sapiens starts to project about our future as humans. I'm really looking forward to this new book, which presumably expands on those projections. Fun fact: I had the opportunity to talk to Thomas Friedman last week, and he's already started reading Homo Deus--he was loving it.
Erin Kodicek: I'm going to read Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney. For fans of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (maybe even Mrs. Dalloway), the cover of 'Lillian' harkens to that and I'm wondering if it's by design. The story of an 85 year old woman reminiscing about her storied life--which spans the Jazz Age, to the AIDS crisis, to the Great Depression and beyond--is also supposed to be a lovely homage to New York, and all its gritty glory.