Reading Now (Oct 9, 2021)

Recently I’ve been reading a bit more again. I’ve got a few books in the past couple months, and had a great time with the ones I’ve read so far.

books on a shelf

In the last few weeks I read Black Water Sister and Later and loved both of them!

Then I’ve started The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist, which is a transcription of three presentations Richard P. Feynman made. So far so good, and I should be finishing that one soon.

I was thinking about what to start next for my fiction reading, and like my mind was being read, I’ve got an email from Indigo with the new releases and staff picks, which included The Lighthouse Witches, a book that just released and OMG, it looks so beautiful and interesting.

The Lighthouse Witches cover

Two sisters go missing on a remote Scottish island. Twenty years later, one is found–but she’s still the same age as when she disappeared. The secrets of witches have reached across the centuries in this chilling Gothic thriller from the author of the acclaimed The Nesting.

When single mother Liv is commissioned to paint a mural in a 100-year-old lighthouse on a remote Scottish island, it’s an opportunity to start over with her three daughters–Luna, Sapphire, and Clover. When two of her daughters go missing, she’s frantic. She learns that the cave beneath the lighthouse was once a prison for women accused of witchcraft. The locals warn her about wildlings, supernatural beings who mimic human children, created by witches for revenge. Liv is told wildlings are dangerous and must be killed.

Twenty-two years later, Luna has been searching for her missing sisters and mother. When she receives a call about her youngest sister, Clover, she’s initially ecstatic. Clover is the sister she remembers–except she’s still seven years old, the age she was when she vanished. Luna is worried Clover is a wildling. Luna has few memories of her time on the island, but she’ll have to return to find the truth of what happened to her family. But she doesn’t realize just how much the truth will change her.

In this series of lectures originally given in 1963, which remained unpublished during Richard Feynman’s lifetime, the Nobel-winning physicist thinks aloud on several “meta”-questions of science. What is the nature of the tension between science and religious faith? Why does uncertainty play such a crucial role in the scientific imagination? Is this really a scientific age?