I think I have a problem.
On Friday I got back from our library's book sale and went to put the 5 books I bought on my shelf. Then I saw them. All the books I've bought in the last year or so that I have yet to read. All the books that I can't wait to read. All the books that other people have recommended, and then I've found at a thrift store for only a dollar or so. That's the 20 books on the left there. And then there's the four books to the right that I've read before but I really want to re-read.
Yes, I love to read, always have, always will. My mom is the same way and her mom was as well. 3 out of 4 of my kids are avid readers too. I had to laugh because this year I was talking to Mark about a trip I was thinking about taking and he said, "As long as you have a diet Dr. Pepper and a book to read you'll be happy anywhere." He knows me so well.
I wanted to list some of my favorite books from this year, because like all good things, books are even better when shared!
If you liked The Glass Castle (I loved it!) then you'll really enjoy this true story of Jeanette Walls' grandmother.
A fascinating look at what factors can affect success.
I'm sure you've all heard of this one and if you haven't read it already you really should...it is that good.
An amazing true story from WWII, I could not put it down over Christmas Break.
Another true story that I found so interesting. So many medical advances have come because of Henrietta Lacks...and she never even knew it.
The heart-wrenching story of a woman who suffers from early-onset Alzheimers.
Love story set during WWII (a favorite topic of mine). Definitely long (over 600 pages) but filled with so much rich detail.
An unbelievable true story from the genocide in Rwanda. I think one of the reasons I like to read non-fiction or historical fiction is because I learn so much about different historical events that I wouldn't otherwise know. Definitely the case with this book.
Even though I obviously have a lot of books I'm excited to read I'd still love to hear more recommendations. What are the best books you read this year?