BOOKIEWOOKS. I think I have finally reached my limit of Netflix and chill… I’m ready to fall back in love with reading. It’s the perfect quiet activity for when I’m nap-trapped (Mavis is still a lap napper) and I already have quite a few books on my shelf that I haven’t read yet so I don’t have to spend any money. That said, I did a quick purge yesterday (Marie Kondo has gotten to my head!) of all the books I have picked up thinking I would read but hadn’t yet. I looked at my shelves and asked myself realistically if I wanted to read each book next and there were some that really didn’t spark joy for me, so I sent them to GIRO. I say “some”, let’s be honest it was like 60 books. My shelves have more space and now I can say with confidence the books I have in my collection are books I have either read and loved or am about to read next.
After all the sorting I did make a short stack of the books I DO want to read next, and here it is. A friend recently asked on social media for recommendations of “light hearted” books to read while she pulls all-nighters with her own newborn, and I had to laugh because I racked my brain and couldn’t think of anything light-hearted to recommend! I think I have really fallen down a political non-fiction rabbit hole and it might be a good idea to balance the misery with some fiction. I’ve pulled out some fiction selections I’ve been waiting to read, and just two depressing non-fictions about the Underground Railroad (it is Black history month, after all) and a collection of feminist essays J gave me for Xmas. Fiction (as I haven’t read them yet I can’t promise they are not also miserable):
There There by Tommy Orange
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
TheBook of Night Women by Marlon James
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
What’s on your TBR pile??