Apparently when I have long, extended amounts of free time I burn through books at a rapid pace. Within the last couple of weeks I’ve read some really great books.
During the last week of my internship in Toronto I decided I would treat myself with something “special” on my last Friday, so I ordered a book online that I was itching to read and had it arrive the night I got home (I’m so wild I know).
How to Love an American Man was exactly the book I was looking for after a very intense season of my life. Light, charming, and very relatable, I was drawn into this book immediately. I wrapped up the month of August with this romantic and sweet read.
I switched gears in the first week of September to read Unbroken. Honestly, I didn’t even want to read this book at first. I kept hearing people talk about it for months but brushed it out of my mind as something I wouldn’t enjoy. War stories don’t exactly scream my name. BUT I was desperate for a good read and heard nothing but rave reviews for this one. So I buckled and bought the book. Okay, lesson learned. I promise I will no longer roll my eyes at another war story because Unbroken was fantastic. I couldn’t stop telling everyone about it and I could not put this book down. I found myself readings for hours at a time, racing and racing to find out what happens next. Anyone would like this book because it is just a good story.
Along with the above books, I also read A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway and Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi. After reading the Paris Wife last winter I was intrigued to learn more about Ernest Hemingway and this book did not disappoint. It’s been on my to read list for awhile now so it was about time I got to it. Boy, Snow, Bird was more symbolic and interpretive, which was a nice change of pace from my earlier summer reads.
I’m currently reading “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”. I like to mix in classic novels with fun, entertaining ones throughout the year. It’s a little slow at times but overall I really like it so far! I’ve got a couple of books on my list already to read next, including Orphan Train. I’ve been hearing great things about this one.
I have to ask…what’s on your nightstand at the moment?