This week I am showing you some books that I want. I have a soft spot in my heart for real paper books. I know many people have converted to the e-reader, and while I do see its benefits if taking a long trip, I can't get on board. I like to have a real book in my hand, I like going to the library and book store and browsing the sections, I like having shelves in my house filled with books that I've read.
I am in a book club so I am always keeping up with our upcoming selection - this time it is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
I also have books that people have given me or that I've purchased myself that I haven't read yet, but yet I am always looking for more books. I keep a running list on my phone. Currently I am interested in these ones:
Let's All be Brave, by Annie Downs
I found out about this on one of my favourite blogs. I'm not sure if it falls into the "self-help" category, but it sounds likes it provides some encouragement that maybe we all need sometimes to be brave.
And Then There Were Nuns, by Jane Christmas
I heard about this listening to CBC radio the other day. I am not Catholic, but I have always been fascinated by nuns, and monks for that matter, living their lives in service to God. The author writes about how she thought about becoming a nun herself and living with them for awhile to decide if it was for her. She ultimately decided it was not, but the experience changed her.
Best Friends Forever, Jennifer Weiner
If you've read any of these, let me know what you think.