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I love to talk about what I've read, what I'm reading, what I want to read. I have an ever-growing stack of books on my bedside table, that threatens at all times to topple clear over. But in this current season of life with two tiny people and limited brain capacity, my reading time is precious. Instead of only sharing here the books I've already read (which is pretty slow going), I want to feature some of the books that stand in the queue.
She Matters by Susanna Sonnenberg. I saw this featured in a magazine while I was getting my nails done. It appears to be essays about the various friendships in the author's life. In my head, I write something similar all the time. The review says,
The best friend who broke up with you. The older girl at school you worshipped. The beloved college friend who changed. The friend you slept with. The friend who betrayed you. The friend you betrayed. Companions in travel, in discovery, in motherhood, in grief; the mentor, the model, the rescuer, the guide, the little sister. These have been the women in Susanna Sonnenberg’s life, friends tender, dominant, and crucial after her reckless mother gave her early lessons in womanhood.
Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin. I read The Happiness Project and had the chance to meet Gretchen Rubin at a conference in 2010, and I was impressed by both. Little nuggets I gleaned about happiness from her first book have stuck with me, and I'm hoping that the same will apply in the home realm.
Everybody Was So Young by Amanda Vail. This was a gift to me from a writer friend when I was going through my Paris Wife/Hemingway/Fitzgerald phase last summer. It's the love story of Gerald and Sara Murphy, two of the most glamorous people in the wealthy-Americans-in-Paris set.
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood. This novel was recommended to me last year and I purchased it to take on the plane to Sri Lanka. I then promptly left it on the airplane, not a page cracked. So I've purchased it twice and am crossing my fingers that it's worth it.
7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker. Jen Hatmaker's name has been swirling in my orbit for a couple of years now. More than once I've had friends tell me that I would love her style. I've been hesitant, as I'm not sure a "mutiny against excess" defines my life approach, but something clicked in my mind recently that has made this book move towards the top.
My tastes are eclectic and my mood changes with the wind. This is why I wanted to put these out there in case they get pushed aside by something else, which often happens.
And since I love to add to the list: Tell me what you're reading or what you're reading next.
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