May 2017

Animal Farm by George Orwell (Ali)

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver (Ali)

Small Wonder: Essays by Barbara Kingsolver (Ali)

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by H.H. the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams (Ali)

The Sense of the World by Jean-Luc Nancy (Tim)

June 2017 

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate–Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben (Ali)

All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West by David Gessner (Tim)

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig (Tim)

Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry (Ali)

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance (Ali and Tim)

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Ali)

The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America by Mark Sundeen (Ali)

July 2017

A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold & Andrew Solomon (Ali)

Upstream: Selected Essays by Mary Oliver (Ali)

Forever Chic by Tish Jett (Ali)

Night by Eli Wisel (Ali)

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (Ali)

On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town by Susan Hermann Loomis (Ali)

French Women for All Seasons by Mirelle Giuliano (Ali)


Spotify (we have a premium membership, which means: no advertisements, ability to play albums in song order, and  ability to download albums, songs, and playlists for offline use. This has been very helpful in areas with no cell/internet service).

We listen to podcasts throughout the year, but have taken a break from most podcasts and online news sources while on the road.


We download content from Netflix (we have a basic account and we will occasionally watch TV shows or movies on the iPad). I attempted to use Hoopla (video streaming through the public library) but found it clunky and unreliable.

May 2017

Chef’s Table, Seasons 2 and 3

…that’s it! We really did not use Netflix in June or July, preferring to read instead.