Thursday, October 4, 2012

beauty girl bookshelf: 4 books i'm currently reading

it's no secret: i love to read. it's funny, when i was a kid i would literally stay up for hours past my bedtime just to finish a good book. now as an adult, i've grown to relish mornings so much that i find myself ready for sleep each night by 10pm. that said, staying up all night these days never happens...

in any case, reading is still something i love to do. and while i can't sit for hours doing it, i do take time throughout my day to read. a few minutes here {after breakfast; waiting for my kids to get ready for school}, another few minutes there {after lunch; waiting for my tea to steep or coffee to brew; in the car waiting for the kids to get out of school; before get the idea}, i read whenever i can.

 currently, i'm reading 4 very different books, and so far, i'm finding them to be quite enjoyable...

the memoir, MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche has been on my bookshelf for months and finally i'm reading it. i can really relate to this situation. this book follows the adventures of the author and her friend dates. she sees one potential bff per week in the hopes of building a close-knit friendship she craves since moving to a new city with her husband. 

Diving Belles by Lucy Wood is a collection of fabulous short stories. i'm participating in a book club via The Readers, a podcast about books and reading {they also have a group on}. it's hard to describe the stories since they're so diverse. and lovely. and amazing. each one full of realism, blended beautifully with imagination. j'adore...

The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen is the second book in the Rizzoli and Isles book series. if you're a fan of thrillers or crime mysteries like me, you may find this book to be quite intriguing. since i finished reading through all of Michael Connelly's books, i've been looking for a new crime/mystery writer. Gerritsen is making me very happy so far with her characters and thrilling medical-meets-police-procedural series.

finally, i'm also reading a non-fiction book called How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough. in this book, the author argues that it takes more than just cognitive skills to be successful in school and in life. since i have kids, i'm finding the topic to be very thought-provoking, but i think even if you don't have children, it's a great topic to learn about.

tell me: what, if any, books are you currently reading?

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