One of the upsides (if there is one) of having an hour commute each way, every day, is that I’m able to catch up on a ton of reading. This past week, I read three books and I wanted to share each of them because they were all equally excellent, while equally different.
Better: A Surgeons Notes on Performance, was a book that I could not put down. Literally, I was standing on the platform waiting for the train with my face in the book, it was that good. I was completely fascinated by the stories Gawande wrote about and I couldn’t wait to read the next chapter. It was a book that I never wanted to end. You don’t have to be a medical professional to appreciate the awesomeness of this book and I’d recommend it to anyone.
The second book that I read was a light chick lit read called I’m So Happy For You. It was a super light read about two best friends who have a tiff because one of them runs into really good luck and the other gets jealous. I’d give it a solid B just because it was pretty predictable, but still, an easy and light read.
I finished out the week (and the weekend) by reading Gabby: Confessions of a Hockey Lifer, which was written by Bruce Boudreau, the head coach of the Washington Capitals. As a huge Caps fan, it was a very entertaining read. I loved hearing how he rose to the ranks of head coach and how such an unlikely hockey player made his way as the new hero of Washington. It was a great read and I feel like I can look at the Caps (and Boudreau) in a new and more fun light.