I LOVE the Houston Public Library System. Now, I’ve loved nearly every other library I’ve been too, as well. So perhaps I’m just very bookish and biased. But the library here has an amazing inter-library loan system. It’s all free, you can just go online, search for the book you want, place a hold on it, and you get a phone call when it’s waiting for you on the loan bookshelf all wrapped up in white paper with your name on it! Aside from that, the library closest to me has an amazing selection, the cutest kid section and weird egg shaped chairs.
Here are some of my most recent picks:
Starting from the top, I picked up Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. There is a movie version coming out sometime near Christmas and the preview gave me chills – so I figure it is the perfect time to pick up this classic and work my way through the daunting 1,500 pages. I am 1/45th of the way through it already!
One of my favorite blogging mommas, Boho Baby Bump, recently recommended One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp and I couldn’t help getting it right away.
I love Young Adult lit (Inkheart and Peter Pan are two of my favorites + anything by Madeleine L’Engle) and I’ve heard good things about The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trent Lee Stewart. I think there are a couple other books in the series and that’s always a plus for me. I like to have lots of material to savor when I fall in love with a story.
The Surprising Power of Family Meals by Miriam Weinstein called to me from the shelves. I believe that eating good food together shapes individuals, families and societies. And I like when people agree with me on that – so I’m excited to read this one and see what the professionals have to say.
The bottom three are more “browsing books” than anything. I picked up the Newlywed Handbook to see if we’d missed anything in the last six months that I should cram into the next six. The cookbook is for seasonal recipes – because I have no idea what to cook in Winter except soup and pasta. And the last one from National Geographic is called Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom. I like women, bikes, and freedom. It went in the bag.
What are you guys reading? Any suggestions?