On the bookshelf

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Hey, guys!  How has your week started out?  Monday was the Monday-ist of Mondays, but that is just how it goes sometimes.  Hoping for a smoother day today.

As I mentioned in this post, I finally finished reading the Game of Thrones books.  Which were great, but a serious time commitment.  Because of my book clubs, I usually have no shortage of books to read, but I also try to keep up with books that I just wanted to read for me.  Also, I am trying to get back into the habit of reading for a bit before bed each night.  I used to do this and found that it was a great way to relax.  Recently I have been go, go going until I crash, so I am trying to carve out a little time for reading before bed again, even if it is just for 10 minutes.

Today, I thought I would share my want to read list.  These are all books that I have seen around and want to check out or ones in a series that I need to catch up on.  Let me know if you see anything that you have read before (in which case, how was it), or that looks interesting to you.  I would also love to hear any book suggestions you have!

Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever – I saw this book on The Fitnessista’s website a few weeks ago and have been meaning to check it out.  I love health and nutrition books.  A good one leaves me feeling so motivated and inspired to make good choices and to try out new recipes or food ideas.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production  – I am a huge fan of the Harry Potter series and have read them several times.  I have not gotten around to reading this play script that came out last year but have been meaning to.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Kingkiller Chronicle) This is the third book of a trilogy I have been reading, and have really loved.  This is the story of the main character’s adventures and heroics in a magical world.  The first book is here.  This was not a book I think I would have picked for myself but was one of my book club reads.  I loved it and immediately started the second book after I finished the first.  Also, Lin-Manuel Miranda gave it a recommendation, and he seems like he has good taste.

Alexander Hamilton – Speaking of Lin-Manuel Miranda.  I, like everyone else, am dying to see Hamilton the musical (if you are one of the lucky ones who has seen it, I am very jealous).  I have been meaning to read this book as well. Also, I don’t feel like I know as much about Hamilton as I probably should.

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America – A friend at work suggested this one to me.  I really enjoy Erik Larson’s writing style, and love Chicago, so it seems meant to be.

Read any good books lately?  Or have any you have been meaning to read?



29 thoughts on “On the bookshelf

  1. Thanks for sharing! I am always looking for some good books – I read super fast.
    I have mixed feelings about the Harry Potter book – I really didn’t like the portrayal of Ron and Hermionie – they were my favorite characters! It is a very easy read and I finished it in 3 days??
    Have a great day!

    1. Thank for your review. I had heard some mixed ones about that book. Ron and Hermione are favorite characters of mine as well. Hope you have a great day too!

  2. What a fun combo of books! I am getting back into reading before bed at night, too. It is such a nice way to wind down. I’m reading this great book called Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life. I’m only about 1/4 of the way into it, but I love it. I can’t put it down!

  3. Oh man, Devil in the White City is AMAZING! I’m not usually a fan of non-fiction, but I love Erik Larson and that book is phenomenal. I had very mixed feelings about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child- I think worth reading if you’re a Harry Potter fan (and it’s a fast read), but I didn’t love how some of the characters grew up. And the main kid was a little whiny 😂 Some of these I haven’t heard of though, I’ll have to add them to my list!

  4. I need to make more time to read! I agree that reading before bed is a great time to relax. I keep checking the same books out at the library and never get a chance to read them.

  5. I am an avid reader and I’m always looking for suggestions! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Devil in the White City are both on my list for this year. I’m currently reading Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker, and rereading all of the HP books.

  6. I am a huge Harry Potter can as well and hadn’t read Cursed Child until this past week. I really liked revisiting that world! Definitely worth reading.

  7. I love reading other people’s reading lists! Even though your taste in books seems quite different from mine, reading lists inspire me to keep reading every night (I,too, like to keep this personal habit.)

    … pretty sure my reading list is so long I will die before I read all the books. (I’m a physical book person – I literally have giant bookshelves housing my To Read List… there are not enough years in a human lifespan!)

    1. I love reading actual print books as well. I have a kindle, but there is just something about the feel and experience of a real book. What do you like to read? Or any recommendations? I read a little of everything.

      1. I like reading historical fiction, Shakespeare, personal development (as it relates to parenting, foster/adoption, or teaching), comedy (like Marian Keyes) and other classics.

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