Take a Look, it’s in a Book…
From the smell of the library to the way the spine cracks when you open a new book, I love books. Reading them, holding them, smelling them (I know, a little weird) but ever since I was a little girl, books were a part of my life. I used to line up my stuffed animals and read to them; I would even hold up the book and show them the pictures just like the Librarian would do at story time.
I have never stopped loving books. One of my favorite things to unpack when we move are our books. It’s like Christmas morning each time or seeing an old friend after time a part. In our latest move, I wasn’t able to unpack most of our books because we just don’t have the space, but I still have my favorites on display in our living room just in case I want to grab one on a rainy day.
Lately, I have been downloading books onto my iPad/iPhone so I can ready on the Metro here in DC… but there is still something just special about a real book in your hands. I’m always looking for a good read and love to share what I have been reading. So this post is just that. Some great reads if you are looking to get sucked into another world!
Here we go…
Let’s start with: FICTION-
The Night Circus: This book is full of intrigue, romance, mystic and imagination. If you are looking for a great easy read that is full of originality, this will be the perfect one. You won’t be able to put it down, which may or may not be a good thing. Plus they are making it into a movie… I can’t wait!
The Secret Keeper: This book takes place between 1970, WWII and the present and revolves around a mysterious stranger and a young girl who see’s something she shouldn’t have. With a surprise ending, this book will take you on a ride. You will want to read all of her books after this one.
Lady Almina and the Real Downtown Abbey: Ever wondered who really lives in the fabulous Castle from Downton Abbey? This book is all about the Carnarvon Family who calls Highclere Castle home written by the current Countess of Carnarvon. If you are as obsessed with Downton Abbey as I am, this book takes you deeper into the lives of the upstairs and downstairs and gives you the “real” life look into how things really were.
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness: This book will make you want to don your safari gear and travel to Africa. Written as a memoir about her time growing up in Africa, Alexandra Fuller writes a magical tale about her mother, her life and the wildness of her childhood mixed with a coming of age tale. It’s beautifully written and opens up the dynamic relationship current between mother and daughter.
And now a picture of my current bookcase! See if we have any of the same books!
I am always looking for a good book to read. Have any suggestions?