Even when I declutter I don't get rid of that many books because it just makes me happy to have them nearby. Like a bunch of old friends hanging out. I like to imagine my kids in a few years or houseguests (maybe friends my kids will bring home from college??) choosing a book from my personal library and settling in for a good read while a blizzard rages outdoors.
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I'm not sure what I'll be reading this year but here are a few possibilities:
The Goldfinch won the Pulitzer prize for fiction in 2013 (so I'm only a little bit behind) and in this (unflattering) review is compared to Dickens and references Antoine de Saint-Exupery's Wind, Sand & Stars, which also might be a good thing to read.
Lamb by Christopher Moore. The mom of one of my son's friends mentioned her book club was reading this one, and it looks amusing.
Jane Eyre. My bestie bought it for me a decade ago; it might be time to actually crack the cover.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This English major didn't read this classic either.
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon is the newest installment in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. I love these happy stories set in Botswana.
I might even have to check out Smith's version of Jane Austen's Emma, set in the modern day.
This list has quite a few great possibilities. I'm definitely thinking about finding A Spy Among Friends since I like espionage. I'm still also working my way through Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon series.
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Oh, and I hope that I'll be reading whatever book in a Fair Isle sweater. I've been slightly obsessed with them recently. This red one from Old Navy is still on sale.
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There is also this green one from Boden USA with a gorgeous little velvet placket.
What are you reading? Do you have a "Christmas book"?