an ambitious library stack
I've been lucky in my book choices so far this year, with nothing really letting me down yet. pictured is my current library stack which, admittedly, is a bit ambitious. it is very, very likely that I will not get through all of these before I have to return them, even allowing for multiple renewals on some. but that's what happens when 4 of the 5 books you've had on hold for a long time become available over a matter of a few days. I've finished After You, and really liked it. I loved Me Before You, even if I was a giant snotty mess at the end of it, and so I welcomed a continuation of Lou's story (and am hoping that there is yet more to come...). I'm currently reading through both the Cheryl Strayed book (which is.... good. it is entertaining and there are loads of gems -written in her beautifully blunt and heartfelt way that simultaneously makes me smile, laugh, and squirm- in these short little question-and-answers taken from an advice column she wrote years ago, but I'm missing being in a novel right now) and Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, which is....... intense and sometimes uncomfortable, but in a way that I feel, as a privileged white girl, I need to be made to feel sometimes, if that makes sense. his writing is raw and brutally honest and it makes me want to read some more intense and somewhat uncomfortable-making books. I purchased Longbourn from the library sale because I read and loved Jo Baker's book The Telling last month and someone recommended this one by her, so when I saw it on the shelf I grabbed it up. I'm excited to dive into the world of Brene Brown, having thus far only listened to one of her talks and realizing just about a minute into it that I (like so many) quite dig her, so I plan to settle down with Daring Greatly next. I read two of Geraldine Brooks' book last year- March and People of the Book, and I really enjoyed them both, so Caleb's Crossing and A Year of Wonders were easy picks for me (picked up before the email came in that those 4 books were waiting for me). and last but not least..... Confinement is something I just grabbed off the shelf because the title and the stark wintry photo appealed (positively) to my state of mind that day. which I suppose says a few things about me.
so there's that. a big 'ol pile of words, waiting for me to read them.