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I adore books and seem to always have four or five at my bedside. I’m sure I’m not alone in this. The Kindle Fire has made organizing my reading a little easier. Of course it also means that I’m juggling even more books at once. But honestly? I love it. Here are some books I’ve read recently and some books I’m currently reading. I’d love to know what you’re reading, too!

 

August 11, 2014 – Our latest visit to our local library resulted in a bunch of Scooby Doo flicks, a few Dora the Explorer videos and some new releases for me. I have to be quick when I’m with my girls at the library. So I indulge in the “new release” section. Here’s what I picked up today.

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FAMILY LIFEA novel by Akhil Sharma. No reason for picking this one up other than it looks fabulous. He’s a Delhi, India native and his story revolves around an Indian family preparing to begin a new life in America. It takes place in the 70s and 80s and it just spoke to me.

HANDLING THE TRUTH – on the writing of memoir – Beth Kephart. I’ve picked this one up before, skimmed it, and quickly returned it. Not sure if I was intimidated or what. But now more than ever I feel compelled to at least organize my thoughts into what is my unique story.

MAKE ME A MOTHER – a memoir by Susanne Antonetta. Sensing a theme here. This book also spoke to me. This woman writes candidly, and beautifully, about the adoption of her son from South Korea. I checked it out a few weeks ago and then went on vacation and forgot to bring it with me. So I renewed it today with the intent of finishing it.

UGANDA BE KILLING ME – by Chelsea Handler. Need I explain this one? What can I say, the woman makes me laugh. I enjoyed a few of her other books so this one is like candy. A sweet reading treat, if you will. Oh stop judging me.

REVENGE WEARS PRADA – Lauren Weisberger. OK, fine. Maybe I need a little help picking out books to read. But you know what? I loved The Devil Wears Prada more than I thought I would. Love Meryl Streep. Love Anne Hathaway. This is the sequel and I admit I walked past this book three times on the shelf before finally picking it up. And then I hid it beneath my other books so no one would see me.

 


The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. I love the way she crafts sentences. I’m reading this one on my Kindle and although I started it at the beginning of the year and put it down for awhile, I’m back and I’m loving it.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Book 3 in the series. This is such a fascinating series. I missed it the first time around. I was working full-time and didn’t have my daughters yet. While I did see a few of the movies, I don’t remember much about them. It’s a huge treat to read this with my almost 10-year old daughter.


She Walks In Beauty – selected and edited by Caroline Kennedy. I regret not reading much poetry in high school or college. So I’m really enjoying some of the most beautiful poems by and about women. Plus Caroline Kennedy. You know she chose some great poems.