Current city/town: Merchantville, NJ
Title/Affiliation: Operations Manager, New Jersey Council for the Humanities
What's the last page-turner biography you read? What podcasts are keeping you going during those long Turnpike commutes? Which poems or novels do you return to over and over when you need a laugh (or a cry)?
We're asking NJCH staff members, trustees, and community partners to contribute thoughts on their favorite humanities-related books, shows, and sounds. We'll be sharing these contributions on the NJCH website and social media as part of a new regular "Humanities Moment" feature, to create community around the humanities content we love here in NJ.
This week we’re highlighting recommendations from Colleen Tryner, NJCH's Operations Manager and a lover of both history and art. Happy reading!
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1)
"I'm enjoying the world building in the book! I haven't always been a fan of fantasy and world building, but I've been finding it more enjoyable over the past couple of years.
It's also a book that has most recently been adapted as a series on HBO (2019) but the first novel also has a movie (2007). I like the opportunity to read not just the original work but also have various adaptations to compare it to!"