Friday, September 4, 2015

Currently Reading | September

I will be out of town for the month of September so rather than skip a month we're doing something a little different. Instead of talking about the books I have read I'm going to share my September to-read list. Yes, it's considerably longer than most of my monthly reading lists but, did I mention I will be on vacation? And we all know reading time is one of the very best parts of vacation. Undoubtedly, I will add to this list as the month progresses...any additions will be shared in October!

White Coat, Black Hat by Carl Elliott
An account of the business side of medicine...I get the idea this book also delves into medical ethics.

Being Mortal by Dr. Atul Gawande
I have read every book by Atul Gawande and they are all amazing (although Better is the...umm...best.) I ordered a copy of this book from the library back in March but the wait list was so long it just came in...perfect timing for vacation and perfect timing considering we've been discussing end of life ethics.

To Err is Human
Not so much a book as a report from the Institute of Medicine on building a safer health system. I've been wanting to get my hands on a copy for awhile and am super excited to have found a free pdf copy for my kindle.

What Doctors Feel Danielle Ofri
"A look at the emotional side of medicine." Not really sure what that means but should be interesting!

Between Expectations by Meghan Weir
Dr. Weir shares the lessons she learned during her pediatric residency at Boston Children's Hospital. Peds! BCH! It's gonna be good.

Learning to Play God by Robert Marion
"Dr. Marion reveals the dehumanizing, slightly insane, and often brutal process of medical training." Intense...

Miracles and Mayhem in the ER by Dr. Brent Russell
My father gave me a kindle copy of this book. He has a bit of an obsession with downloading kindle books but, yes, it was very sweet of him to know my genre.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
This is the story of a young man who at the age of fourteen built a windmill from junk. Okay, so maybe that's a bit oversimplified. Through his creativity and resourcefulness this young man helped his rural African village and brought hope to many. Always excited to see young people doing amazing things.

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Like everyone else in the world, I have mixed feelings about this book. Is it wrong to publish a sequel after so many years? Is it possible to equal the brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird? We shall see. If you have read Go Set a Watchman I'd love your thoughts!

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
I have yet to meet a Fitzgerald I didn't love. Little bit of trivia...did you know F. Scott is from Maryland and named after my state's favorite local hero, Francis Scott Key? (We're pretty batty about Key here in the hometown...when you're short on local heroes you take what you can get!)

What's on your September reading list?

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