Book List

When I was a kid, I almost always had my nose in a book.  My mom would have to force me to stop reading to go outside and play sometimes.  Same through my teenage and college years.  Then I had kids, and reading a book that wasn’t Dr. Seuss suddenly became a luxury.  There was probably a full decade where I might not have read more than one or two new books a year.  That makes me sad.

Now that all my kids can read to themselves, AND they’re all in full day school, my reading time has come back to me.  I missed it.  And I feel like I’m trying to make up for lost time!

The list of books I want to read is ludicrously long and I add to it faster than I cross items off, but that will never change. The list will never stop growing.  That’s good with me.

Right now I’m reading Names for the Sea by Sarah Moss — it’s about an English family that moved to Iceland and the culture shock that comes with moving to a new country.  I can relate.

Next on my list is A Woman’s Work by Harriet Harman.  She’s a British MP and a strong feminist.  I’m excited to get into this one.  I feel like it’s going to be motivational.

I just re-read 1984 by George Orwell a few weeks ago, although once I finished it, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever read the whole thing before.  I’ve certainly read excerpts but the ending did not ring a bell to me, so maybe I’d never read the whole book.  While it wasn’t exactly uplifting, I felt like it was certainly relevant to the times we’re living in.  Yikes.

I’ve also got Night by Elie Wiesel sitting on my coffee table waiting to be read.  I had the privilege of taking a class he taught at Boston University when I was in college, and he was a remarkable man.  Looking forward to this one, though I know it will be a heavy read.

I’ve taped a list of books I want to the fridge and told Matt and the kids that’s all I want for gifts this year for birthdays, Mother’s Day, etc. 

What are you reading? What do you recommend — let me know what else I need to add to the list!

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One thought on “Book List

  1. Mish

    Night was a book you HAVE to read. I feel like every human should. The image created of when he first arrives is burned into my memory. Habe you read it yet?

    1984 made such a big impact on me when I read it in high school. I thought of it often as I would see more and more signs of Big Brother through the years.

    I recently read Pig Farm by Orson Wells. It was a cool lesson in communism and I lived the ending but the book was boring.

    I am rereading This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti now. I’ve been too engrossed in reading news and rabbit hoping the internet to read much of books lately.


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