I have been in such a book funk since getting back from Europe. I kinda binged on books while traveling and felt a little burnt out. Between flights, waking up jet lagged and reading, and busting out those books on trains, I was ready to put the words down for a minute and binge on Netflix. Which I did by watching all of Scandal then Narcos. I made it through a good portion of my Summer Reading List before this point, but not in entirety. Some will stay on my list until I get around to them, but for now, I am compiling a new list. Mostly because my reading choices change a bit from season to season. In the summer, I tend to like more easy going, lighter books that I can read on the porch while getting tipsy off of a good gin and tonic. Ya know, something I don't have to concentrate too hard on as I usually become easily distracted by the clouds and my beverage. During the cooler months, I like things a little darker, more dramatic, and usually longer reads. Something where I can grab a cozy blanket on a Sunday and literally park my ass there the whole day reading and getting lost in the story. So here's what I am looking forward to grabbing. My library hold list is ridic right now...
First on my list is Ann Patchett's newest novel "Commonwealth." I have to dearly thank Abbie for introducing me to Ann Patchett because I have loved everything she has written so far. I am hoping I'll love this one too.
Did you guys read Rules of Civility? If not, grab that first, then let's grab this one together. "A Gentleman in Moscow," by Amor Toweles has great reviews. "Count Alexander Rostov, in 1922, was deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. This book is about how he must live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors.
"A Man Called Ove" has been on my reading list for a while and I am hoping to get to it before then end of the year. The plot reminds me of all the cranky older folks I work with on a daily basis that I think are a little lonely. I think this will be a good reminder to stop, take a minute, and talk to people to remember you might leave some sort or imprint or impact that may be really special.
Ok, this one is heavy, but seems totally worth reading. "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi is doctor turned patient very quickly when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. I can feel the tears coming already with this one.
Last week I had lunch with my lady blogger babe, Karlee, and she told me about Eva Kosmas Flores and her blog Adventures in Cooking. Eva also has a new cookbook out and it is calling my name...Adventures in Chicken, hello? How perfect is that. Grabbin' it. I started following her on Instagram too - what dreamy photos!
Well, I think that's a good list to start off with. Now I gotta pick one of these for my plane ride to B-more in two weeks...which one to start with?!
What are you guys reading?? Let's do it together nerds! xo