I’m graduating! (*stands on chair and does a little celebration dance!*) And with that, I am ending my “Reading for fun in Library School” series; I will keep writing about what I’m reading, though. Here’s what I’ve read during the past couple of months.
Top 5 Reads (in order of date read — from Dec – today)
- Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
I passed this book onto my sister over Winter Break. She loved The Time Traveler’s Wife as much as I did, so I thought she’d enjoy this, too.
- The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett
I started and stopped reading this book last summer. I picked it up again for a bookclub and read it in one sitting. I enjoyed learning the history of rare book collectors.
- The Giver trilogy by Lois Lowry
I didn’t know this was a trilogy until I tried searching for it in Overdrive. I listened to all three (The Giver, Gathering Blue and Messenger) at work in January. The Giver is still my favorite.
- Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
Nancy Pearl gave me this book after I finished her class. She knew I was a sucker for anything set in Minnesota and had a good story. She was right (when is she ever wrong?!); I couldn’t stop reading it and I will be reading the next in the series as soon as I finish school.
- At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
This book crossed my desk at work a few months ago and I put it on hold immediately; however, when it finally got to me, I didn’t have time to read it. I checked out the audiobook (read by Bryson) and listed to it at work and LOVED it. I love his voice (his actual voice and his writing style) and the bits of history he chooses to mention.
I’ve read several other books in the past few months, but I have also realized (once again) that it isn’t necessary to read a book you just aren’t liking. I started several books and put them down after 50-100 pages. I read until I know two things: 1. why I’m not liking it and 2. what type of reader would like this book.
I mark them as “read” on my GoodReads, but I also mark them as “unfinished” because I know there will come a day when I’m in the mood for one of these books and I am glad I’ll be able to return to it with a new perspective.
What are you reading?