Sunday, February 28, 2021

ON MY SHELF :: Recent Reads


I'm cautiously optimistic about my reading streak this year so far.  I just started my fourth book, so I figured I would start up this series again.  I hope I can keep it up!  I used to be such an avid reader but I lost my stride after kids.  It's hard to find the energy, time and/or focus.  I've gotten better at finding chunks of time here and there to read.  It also helps that I have managed to land a few good picks lately.
I think I'll start off running this series every 2 months so I don't feel pressured to finish reading the books and see how things go.  I'd love to hear about what you guys are reading!

Here are the books I've read since the beginning of the year:

1.  "The Lost and Found Bookshop" Susan Wiggs :: A truly engaging novel.  I loved following the main character in her journey as she explores the meaning of true happiness and rediscovers her connection with her family.  Her love of books is like no other and she always turns to books to find solace.  

2.  "Love Lettering" Kate Clayborn ::  A romantic comedy that is fun and light.  I loved the story of Meg and Reid, two opposites who happen to have a lot in common.  One loves letters and the other loves numbers and they both look for patterns in different ways.  Falling in love is inevitable but there is always some uncertainty looming in the back of Meg's mind for good reason.

3.  "Paris Never Leaves You" Ellen Feldman::  I've shared before how much I enjoy WWII fiction.  This story explores the true meaning of resilience and how much it can shape our future through the story of Charlotte and her daughter Vivi.  Charlotte thinks she can leave all her past behind but her daughter forces her to confront her ghosts and accept herself.  

4. "I'd give anything" Marisa de los Santos :: I've read many of her books.  Her writing is like no other.  This story is about how the powerful impact that tragic events in our adolescence (and beyond) can have in our lives.  The main character, Ginny, experiences unimaginable tragedy while in high school that shapes her future.  It is only when her life falls apart that she's forced to face her past and conquer her demons.  

Have you read any of these books?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thank you for reading this post!

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