A mix of the old and new!
Not sure if I’ll like all these books, especially the bottom 2; I received those 2 in a Twitter contest, so they didn’t get as much love and research put into them as the others, but hey I’m up for anything and every kind of book there is out there. That brings me back to 4th grade when I attempted to read “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens, HAH. Yeah right 4th grade me. I remember looking at it thinking I’d be so smart if I read it and couldn’t even understand what the heck was going on. I’m no Matilda.
One thing’s kinda sad though…I have a lot of books that I haven’t read yet and are just gathering dust. I fell out of love with reading books. I’ll still read news articles and feature pieces on things, but I’ve kind of lost the spark with reading. It happens and I guess school had something to do with it. I’ll save that for another time; it’s still hard for me to process that I’d fall out of love with reading. It was the hobby that defined me and the hobby that almost destroyed me as well.
Anyways, here’s my attempt to fall back in love with reading! I might do a couple book reviews if ever and I’m hoping to finish all of these before the summer ends…now that I look at it, 6 books doesn’t seem all that ambitious, but then again…I’m a seriously slow reader unless it was the Harry Potter series…I remember gobbling up the 7th book in 7 hours, which is not impressive by normal standards, but for my standards that was quite the reading sprint.
Top to Bottom:
The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling
Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden -Jonas Jonasson
Otherhood – Melanie Notkin
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food – Dan Barber
Well, here goes nothing! Not sure which one I’ll start with first, but I think I’ll get “The Casual Vacancy” out of the way. I think that’s the book I’ve had the longest in the pile and she’s the author I’m most familiar with. Typical lol.
Anyways, if anyone has any suggestions for more books I can get my hands on, let me know below!