A wannabe librarian’s blog just isn’t complete without some mention of leisure reading. My goal is to read at least 52 books this year for fun. I met this goal last year, but I didn’t start grad school until the fall semester. I’m on track so far this year at 23, and below is a list of my favorites. Let’s hope I keep the momentum going.
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss (Edmund de Waal): This book is hands down my favorite read of this year so far. It has definitely made it to my list of all-time best reads.
A Red Herring Without Mustard (Alan Bradley): I just love this series of Flavia de Luce mysteries.
Little Bee: A Novel (Chris Cleave): I couldn’t put this book down after I started, and everywhere I read it — the waiting room of my dentist, the metro, etc. — someone always commented on much they loved it.
The Weird Sisters (Eleanor Brown): I’ll admit I didn’t have high expectations for this book when I started reading it, but I ended up really enjoying it. It’s written in the plural first person, which sounds odd at first, but it really makes the book.