I thought that this would be a good place to catalogue my reading and share good finds as I travel. So far, I’ve read. . .
Good Scent From a Strange Mountain, Robert Olen Butler: Thanks to Lilia for this amazing recommendation. This series of short stories is a fascinating exploration of the experience of Vietnamese people after the war. Recommend it to all, especially those interested in historical fiction. Reets and Van, I think you’ll really enjoy it.
Stardust, Neil Gaiman: Thanks to Shannon for this great gift. I honestly am not sure if this is a good book in terms of writing because the movie is so fantastic that I still had those images in my mind as I read. Incredible story for sure.
The Pact, Jodi Picoult: My first Picoult, I regard her as a sort of candy bar book and was pleasanty surprised. I was enthralled the whole time, though I don’t recommend it to the USD community as it felt a little too close to home.
All About Love, bell hooks: Thanks Erin for this timely gift. It read a lot more like a self-help book than I was interested in until I realized that my aversion was rooted in a reticense to love the self. As I am currently grappling with love and loss, once I opened to it, it was an enlightening and healing read (though unlike other hooks I’ve read).
Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath: Can’t believe it took me this long to get to! I simply soared through this book I was so absorbed in the narrative. I absolutely loved her voice. Bradie and Jamie, if you have not yet read it, you must.
All in all, my “me” time is often spent behind these pages and I’m loving every minute of it.