I guess I should really title this post “What Books Are You Reading” but I had the graphic from a few years back of the books on my nightstand so I decided to just go with that. My nightstand has a lot of books on it right now (it has shelves) and I thought it was time to share what I am reading right now. I have been on a reading jag and am happily well ahead of my reading goal for the year on Goodreads.
First up is one I just finished that was a book for an upcoming book club discussion. We seem to be on a WWII reading jag lately and this is one of several we have had in our queue.
I liked this book and felt like it did a great job of telling a very difficult story. Based on the true life story of Pino Lella, I liked this book much more than I thought I would like it. Sometimes when a book is selected for me to read by someone else I have a difficult time liking it as much as if I had picked it out on my own. But this one ended up being more of a book that I lingered over and since it was over 500 pages it was definitely one that took an investment of time. When it is all said and done – I liked it and am looking forward to the discussion next week.
Next up is one that I am halfway through and hope to finish tonight or tomorrow. I can’t remember where I picked this one up but I really like it. It is witty and light and a nice contrast to the heaviness of reading historical fiction.
Any book written about books is the book for me. An aspiring writer trying to find her place in the world this coming of age story is one that took me by surprise because it was just a nice story. Sometimes I need to read a nice story without a lot of drama and twists and turns. This was just the book to fill that need.
The book that I am starting and hope to read on my trip to Ohio this week is one that Chris got me for Christmas. I have been saving it because it is one I want to savor.
My regular readers know that I adore Pat Conroy’s writing and I am so looking forward to reading this book by his widow, Cassandra King who is a great writer in her own right. This book will be one that I am sure I am going to enjoy.
My final book that I am reading is this one that I would recommend to anyone who wants to read a really wonderful book with beautiful pictures and stories.
I have been a huge fan of Brandon Stanton and his blog, Instagram and his other books. This one has not only pictures but more stories that share more about the people in the pictures. Great book and wonderful project. Everyone has a story.
Tell me – what are you reading? Let me know and Comment for a Cause for WWF – Wildfire Recovery for Australia.