I’It shouldn’t be a secret to any of you that I am a huge lover of books. In fact, my idea of the perfect gift is a stack of new books or gift card to a bookstore or Amazon. Clothes, shoes, make-up – please! But I admit that lately my nightstand that contains all my “to read” books is getting a bit out of control. Even Sophie asked why I have such a huge stack of books.
I do plan to read them and I read every day. But there they sit, next to my bed, where I just stare at them every night, longing to read the next one. Take a look and see how crazy it is!
I’ll give you a little “tour” of the books. I am currently in the process of reading the following three books: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones; Mom, Incorporated by Aliza Sherman and Danielle Elliot Smith; and Louisa May Alcott by Susan Cheever. I don’t typically read more than one book at a time. But what happened here is I started Louisa May Alcott. Then I heard Tayari Jones read from Silver Sparrow, after which I was hooked and had to keep reading it. And Mom, Incorporated is my practical reading that’s helping me put together a business plan.
What will I read next? I don’t know where to begin! I’m excited to read fellow blogger and writer Michelle O’Neil’s Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar. I’ll be reading Best Kept Secret for a January Twitter book group. The Murder’s Daughters and Precious Objects were finds at my local Jewish Book Festival. And I have two gems from Meg Waite Clayton, and debut novelist Erika Mark’s Little Gale Gumbo.
On a side note: Notice how many titles have the word daughter or sister in them. What’s that telling me?!
They all look so good and there are just so many! And I still have an Amazon wish list that’s more than two pages long!
Can any of you relate to this? Have you read any of these books; what did you think? And also, what’s on your “to read” pile on your bookshelf or nightstand (because I really need more ideas!)?