I am a huge lover of books. When I was in middle school, my BFF and I would walk from school to the public library. We would quickly finish our homework and then sit down between the shelves of books and find our newest treasure.
There’s something about the smell of the paper and bindings that take me back. And the sound of the plastic book jackets as they crinkled when you opened them. We would get so excited when we found a book that had never been read on the shelf. We would sit there and read until our moms came to get us after work.
I still love reading and try and sneak in 30 mins here and there with a good book. Sometimes it’s when my kids have to sit and read for school, when I wait for them in the pick up line, when they are at baseball practice…anywhere I can sneak it in.
Here are some Books I’m Reading:
I don’t know if I read the synopsis of this book, or I just liked the title since I turned 40 this year, but it wasn’t what I was expecting. This book is about 3 friends who all have birthdays around the same time and have been celebrating their special days together for many years. It begins on their 40th birthday and how their lives have all turned in directions they didn’t think they would. Then you skip ahead to their 50th birthday in Vegas. Through the work of magic, they get to go back a decade and fix their lives after their 40th birthdays. It wasn’t what I was expecting, but I still like the book. It’s an easy read and a nice story for anyone who has ever wondered “what if.”
I picked up this book in the airport about a year ago and hadn’t had the chance to read it until recently. This is a story about a girl who has a very brilliant and eccentric mother, Bernadette, who disappears. The funny adventures that take place with the PTA moms and the family are what help to build the character of Bernadette. Throughout the book, you learn alongside the girl who Bernadette really was and why she disappeared. I really enjoyed this one. I found myself laughing out loud and really wanting more with each page.
When I saw this book was going to become a movie, I had to read it first. Yes, I’m THAT person…I want to read a book and then torture myself when I see that the movie is nothing like it. This is such a beautiful story of a quirky girl who becomes the caretaker of a quadriplegic and the love story that ensues. I really enjoyed this book and laughed and cried. Of course, the movie was nothing like the book. I can’t wait to read After You the second part to this story.
I adore Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen! I’ve seen every version of the movie, including how Bridget Jones’s Diary is a sort of spin-off. This wonderful tale of a smart girl being torn between two suitors, one of which is standoff-ish, is so beautiful! Eligible is a modern retelling of the Austen classic. I loved this book and how they brought the same tale into modern day with our technology, society and issues. This was a great read and I recommend it HIGHLY!
What books are you reading?