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What’s the last book you couldn’t put down?


Support your local bookstore by ordering these great reads for delivery or curbside pick up. Many local bookstores are offering both during the pandemic. Fantastic way to help your local economy!

Lifelong Learning in Clinical Excellence | April 3, 2020 | <1 min read


Gaye Cunnane, MD, Royal College of Physicians Ireland

“Where the Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens.

“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine,” by Gail Honeyman.

“In Shock,” by @RanaAwdish.


Rachel Peterson, MD, Indiana University

“Circe,” by Madeline Miller. The audiobook read by a lovely lady with a British accent made it even more lovely to listen to.

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Zainab, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine

“Difficult conversations,” by Douglas Stone. Amazing read!

Margot Kelly-Hendrick, med student, Johns Hopkins University

“Middlesex,” by Jeffrey Eugenides. Currently reading & can’t put down!

Yolonda Wilson, PhD, Durham, North Carolina

“Autumn in Oxford,” by Alex Rosenberg, a philosopher turned novelist.

Colleen Christmas, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine

“White Fragility,” by Robin DiAngelo, and “The Undoing Project,” by Michael Lewis.


Melina Manolas, med student, Tulane Medicine

“Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng.

Kamna Belhara, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Is it weird to read about pandemics to escape pandemics? I found Richard Preston’s, “The Hot Zone,” super diverting and oddly relaxing.

In completely non-pandemic related reading, “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller was amazing!

James Richardson, MD,

“Confederates in the Attic,” by the late Tony Horwitz. Although written over 20 years ago, it helped me understand the political divide engulfing our country today. Now reading his 2019 book, “Spying on the South.” And before those: “In Shock,” @RanaAwdish, a must read!

Gretchen Miller, Managing Editor

“A Gentleman in Moscow,” by Amor Towles. A joyful and amusing story about a Russian man sentenced to house arrest for thirty years following the Russian Revolution.

Margaret Chisolm, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine

“The Fifth Season,” by @nkjemisin. Luckily two more left in the trilogy!