I'm a book junkie. Always have been, hopefully always will be! I love reading a mix of genres, flitting from biography to mystery to chick lit to classics. Keeps life interesting:)
Lately, I've been digging into these:
Waiting for Birdy is about a woman expecting her second child while taking care of toddler, so basically my life right now. Granted, her parenting style is very different from mine, but the book is HILARIOUS. I laughed out loud multiple times reading it. Check it out!
This is an old book I read years ago, but I decided to pick it up again given everything I've been reading about this period lately.
Confession time--I AM A MAJOR DORK. I have always loved British history, especially the Tudor period, and have been getting into the roses more recently thanks to this series by Philippa Gregory:
and this TV show on Starz:
So I decided to re-read To Hold the Crown by Jean Plaidy and have been really enjoying it!
And to continue the dorkiness, I'm SUPER excited for this book that I've pre-ordered:)
Moving along from British history, I also ventured into new literary territory by reading a Pride & Prejudice sequel. I am a HUGE P&P fan, but up until now I've avoided sequels/alternate tellings lest they destroy the beauty of the original story. But I recently delved into this:
Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride is a sequel that actually feels very true to the voice of the original story. I surprised myself by how much I enjoyed it. An Arranged Marriage is a very creative retelling, and while the characters didn't seem totally on target, I liked it as a separate book.
So those are some of the books that have been filling up my shelf lately?
Do YOU have a good book you've read recently?