Sometimes the best nights are those in which you can curl up in your softest
snuggie blanket, put on some easy listening, brew a cup of tea (or more favourably, pour a glass of wine), and get completely enthralled in your new favourite book.
One of my favourite pastimes is reading. Put a book in front of me and chances are you will not hold my attention for very long.
It’s funny... you’re either a reader or not a reader. Those who read get into their books and the characters and the story and can’t wait to pick it up again where they left off. Those who don’t read simply can’t understand why you wouldn’t just watch a movie. To them, I explain that reading is like watching a movie in your head... you get to imagine all the characters, the scenes, and it can last much longer than an hour and half. (From that description, I usually just get an eyebrow raise and a response such as “Riiight.. I think I’ll just watch a movie”).
So for you fellow
boring people that would rather spend time reading that pumping iron at the gym intellects, I bring to you a list of some of my favourite books. If you have read some of the books below and you can think of some that I should read, please comment and let me know!
(These aren’t in any order.. just where they were on my bookshelf)
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
The Help – Kathryn Stockett
East of Eden – John Steinbeck
Sarah’s Key – Tatiana De Rosnay
The Book of Negroes – Lawrence Hill
The Glass Castle – Jeanette Walls
Little Bee – Chris Cleave
Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
Still Alice – Lisa Genova
Princess – Jean Sasson
The Forgotten Garden – Kate Morton
Oh, and by the way, there’s this really cool app on Facebook called Visual Bookshelf that allows you to search and rate the books that you’ve read. And if any of your other friends have the app you can see what they’re reading as well and read any reviews that they’ve wrote. It’s pretty cool actually J