Reading Behind the Scenes at the Museum, by Kate Atkinson, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Whitebread Book of the Year. Before she ran to get on the train she said it was "really really good." The website bloomsbury.com calls it "a domestic novel with a twist."

Recently she read Warped Passages:Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, by Lisa Randall.