What Elizabeth Blackwell is Reading

A special treat this week, as one of our panelists, Elizabeth Blackwell, author of While Beauty Slept, shows us what she’s reading. Enjoy:

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Here are three books I’ve been reading:

The Son, by Philipp Meyer: This was the September pick for my book club; I probably never would have chosen to read it otherwise. But I’m so glad I did! Captivating characters and a fascinating (sometimes brutal) look at Texas history. I highly recommend it.

The Black Hour, by Lori Radar-Day: A recently-published mystery by a Chicago author, set on a Northwestern-like college campus. Told by two different narrators, each of whom give you a different take on what’s going on.

And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie: I read everything Christie wrote when I was a teenager, and recently decided to go back and rediscover some of my favorites. This one absolutely held up. If real life hadn’t intervened, I could have easily read it in one sitting.

–Elizabeth Blackwell, @eblackwellbooks


Elizabeth will be a panelist at Chicago Writers Conference 2014 (#cwc2014). Register now, and don’t miss her sage words!