When the pandemic set in, our daily routines were drastically altered. And although it’s been disruptive, a silver lining of the “new normal” has been having more time to do the things we love—like reading.
In this series, catch up with Tafelmusik’s orchestra, choir, and staff members, to hear more about what books they are reading, and how they reflect our current lives. In this first edition, hear about books which our musicians and colleagues feel are uplifting.
Have a recommendation in your own? Please share what books you are reading, and why, here.
Keith Lam, baritone
China Rich Girlfriend, Kevin Kwan
“I've decided to check out China Rich Girlfriend, the sequel to the wildly popular novel and movie Crazy Rich Asians. Part of the reason why I picked this book is because I don't often come across a lot of stories related to my cultural background in North American literature (perhaps I could audition for the film version someday?). The story is over the top, filled with humour and occasionally lovely mentions of delicious Asian foods that you wish you could have during these times of distancing. But ultimately, it is really just an outrageous family drama with secrets we (Asian or not) can relate to. Also, this story is a trilogy, the final installment is just within reach!”
David Costello, production manager
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage, Alice Munro
“It’s a very intimate collection of short stories. You gain access to the wholeness of the character’s lives, and how those lives end up being reframed in quiet, personal moments that probably pass by unnoticed by others. It reminds me how much your life can be changed by things that seem almost trivial at the time.”
Katie Norman, associate development directorRead Full Story