Worth a Read

The Book of Delights

Ross Gray
Algonquin Books

Poet Ross Gay wrote short essays every day for a year about things that delighted him. It’s like a gratitude list, but with less guilt. Though, as he points out, more delight doesn’t mean a life without sorrow or fear or pain or loss. The Book of Delight’s mini-stories, just a page or two each, are perfect for this tense and distracting moment—beautiful, small bites you can consume when you need some sustenance for the soul.