My wife is reading “A More Perfect Heaven, the Life of Copernicus.”
When we were kids in school we were required to read a book a month and give an oral report. That the class wasn’t reading the same book allowed us to listen in on what another 30 books were about. A shortcut to actually reading them is the book report.
My wife and I still do this, the book report, on Sunday morning after breakfast, to report on the book we are reading.