Can we talk about books here today? I'm always ready to talk about the books I'm reading, and I love, love hearing what you guys are reading even more.
This school year has been busier than usual, and I haven't been reading as much as I normally do. And I hate that! Reading is so relaxing and fulfilling to me, and I'm determined to get back in the habit.
Here are some of the books I've read and loved over the past several months. Some are old, some are new, some are ones I've read over and over again. Have you read any of these? Anything else you've read lately and loved? I want to hear about it!!
Right now I'm reading Alice Munro's Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage, a collection of short stories. Munro is a tremendously talented writer. I would recommend anything she has written, but this book is really special.
If you haven't read Where'd You Go, Bernadette, get on it. It's hilarious and weird and fun.
Friends recommended Gilead to me for years, but for some reason it took me a while to get around to it. I read this book for the second time recently and am still simply enchanted by its quiet beauty. It reads like poetry.
Jhumpa Lahiri is one of my all-time favorite writers. Her characters are incredible, and her storytelling is so bold. My professor in college called her writing "lyrical," and I think that's just perfect. The Lowland is her most recent book, and I have no words other than: "read it."
Elizabeth recommended Bread & Wine to me, and I'm so glad she did! I devoured this book. It's sweet and inspiring and lovely.
My mom gave me Flannery O'Connor's Prayer Journal, and it is every bit as wonderful as you would imagine. It's so amazing and humbling to read the intimate hopes and prayers of such an incredible talent.
I re-read Pride & Prejudice for the millionth time this fall. It makes me laugh out loud every time. Emma does that to me too.
Heartburn! I love this book. Love, love, love. Nora Ephron is her most witty and sharp and perfect self in this book. Bonus: the main character writes cookbooks for a living, so there are some great recipes in here as well. Another bonus: Meryl and Jack are fantastic in the movie adaptation.
And here are a few on my to-read list. Let me know if you've read any and what you thought!
- Like everyone else, The Goldfinch.
- I've only heard the best things about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
- Me Before You
That's it for now! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! xo