Read some great books this year. The ones below are some of my favorites that I got to cross paths with, and if there’s a star next to it… I recommend getting your own copy and settling in as soon as possible.
Florida, Lauren Groff
There There, Tommy Orange
Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago, Mike Royko
*The Great Believers, Rebecca Makkai
Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest, Hanif Abdurraqib
*They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, Hanif Abdurraqib
*39 Microlectures, Matthew Goulish
Once More We Saw Stars, Jayson Greene
The Coast of Chicago, Stuart Dybek
The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson
Wilderness Tips, Margaret Atwood
*Goodbye to a River, John Graves
Also got to experience a ton of incredible performances, in Chicago and further afield. Made a little list for the Dance Center blog and got some friends and colleagues to share their thoughts as well.