Books are the new black, didn’t you know? My free subscriptions to Vogue, Allure, and Dwell ran out, and there isn’t any TV that I am interested in now that Friday Night Lights is over, so I’ve got nothing but time. Time to stretch out on the couch and read books all day and night. Okay, that’s a lie. There aren’t enough hours in the day for everything I want and need to do, but I have recently re-committed to reading books for myself. Not just books on how to be a good parent or how to eat or how to make a million dollars and have the life of your dreams. No, I am going to read books for entertainment, like I used to do when I was a kid. I feel better when I read books. Even if I watch quality movies and read quality articles in magazines, they still don’t do whatever it is that a good book does for me.
I’ve started this year off pretty well, it’s only March and I’ve already finished four books and am almost done with two more. I got something great out of all of these books, and isn’t that the thing, really? To spend your time and not feel as though you wasted it? I think that’s my goal in life (or one of my goals), to feel like I made the right choices. I’ve decided that I am going to keep track of all the books I read this year here on Goodbye, Small Heart, both for myself and for you, in case you are looking for some reading material.
I should note that I get almost all the books I read from my public library. We’re on a budget and I don’t like owning books unless I will refer back to them often. Every once in a while I buy something if I can’t get it at the library or borrow it from a friend, but then I usually put it into circulation among friends or sell it. I recently sold a big bag of books and made $6! Woohoo! That’s almost enough to buy a burger at our local burger joint (Phil’s Icehouse in case you are wondering, and I mention this only so I can tell you that Brian refers to it as MILF’s Icehouse because it is a popular lunch spot for the hottie stay-at-home-mom crowd. Ha!).
Anyway, without further ado, here are the books I’ve read so far this year, all highly recommended: