Or more accurately “beside table, coffee table, kitchen table, purse snapshot” because my books are always scattered all over the house.
But I think books are lovely decorations so it doesn’t bother me. Except when I’m already in bed and then realize the book I want most in the entire universe is downstairs.
Aside from trillions of picture books, here are the more-than-40-page-books I’m reading right now.
books I’m reading right now
168 Hours: You Have More time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam
After I read All the Money in the World earlier this year, I checked this one out to re-read it. I loved it last time and I’m loving it this time – it’s just such a fascinating topic and I love Laura Vanderkam’s writing.
In Honor by Jessi Kirby
This YA roadtrip book is actually on a bit of a hiatus right now because the copy I checked out from the library was missing about 40 pages in the middle, so I’m waiting for a new copy to arrive. But obviously I was enjoying it enough that I didn’t just give up when I found out I had a defective copy.
The 10 PM Question by Kate De Goldi
This one was recommended to me by Striking Keys and I’m almost half-way through, but I’ve kind of stalled out on it and haven’t made any progress on it in weeks. It’s maybe just a little bit too much on the quirky side for me.
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
This is a YA romance told from 14 different points of view (one of them is the squirrel on campus!) and I’m finding the audio version quite delightful.
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk
I debated whether to even put this one on the list because I’ve only read about two pages of it and then got side-tracked, but it’s still sitting on my bedside table and I still kind of intend to read it and I get to make the rules around here, so it’s going on the list.
A Cricket in Time Square by George Selden
I’m reading this one aloud to Ella – I’ve never actually read this one! We only started it this week, so we we’re only a few chapters in, but it’s very sweet. Also, I have never not loved Garth Williams’ illustrations.
My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story, with Recipes by Luisa Weiss
You show me a book about food, and I’ll show you a book I want to read. I requested a half dozen or so cookbooks from the library last week, but this is the only one that’s really more of a book than a cookbook.
More than Happy: The Wisdom of Amish Parenting by Serena B. Miller and Paul Stutzman
Tina recommended this book to me and since I can never resist a parenting-in-other-cultures book, I snatched it right up from my library. It’s totally fascinating and so sweet.
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Anyone reading anything great? I’m picking up a bunch of holds at the library this week, so I have plenty of extra spots itching to be filled immediately (if I haven’t maxed out my holds at the library, I feel like I’m doing something wrong).