Star Wars: Catalyst – James Luceno

jyn erso

Hand To Mouth – Linda Tirado

barely hanging on

Age of Empathy – Frans de Waal


The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander

13th documentary

Threat Vector – Tom Clancy

jack ryan

Boundless Potential – Mark S. Walton

cant just give up

What You’re Really Meant To Do – Robert Steven Kaplan

luminous beings yoda

A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman

you know swedish

America the Anxious – Beth Whippman


Enduring Love – Ian McEwan

hot air balloon

The Girl Before – JP Delaney

this is my home

Startup – Doree Shafir

live tweet

Decisive – Chip and Dan Heath

youll get nothing

Locked On – Tom Clancy jack ryan 2

Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace – David Lipsky

end of the tour

The Shambling Guide to New York City – Mur Lafferty


Ghost Train to New Orleans – Mur Lafferty

shaun of the dead zombie

Star Wars: Bloodline – Claudia Gray

princess leia

How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path: Embracing Economic Disruption – Ron Elsdon

doctor who make it up

The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

[nope, nothing funny here. let’s move on.]

The Bully Pulpit – Doris Kearns Goodwin

teddy roosevelt

Draft No. 4 – John McPhee

this is the worst thing

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time – Bridget Schulte

overwhelmed take a nap

Chris Thilk is a freelance writer and content strategist who lives in the Chicago suburbs.