I have so many books that I am waiting to read I can’t even count them. I have found so many treasures here and there from various book nooks. I cannot leave a book shop without buying a book. Friends and Family knowing my love for books are constantly making new suggestions. I also have my good book radar continuously on; I am always on the lookout for highly rated/reviewed books.
So here are the next 5 books in my queue, a stack waiting patiently to be read; feeling rather neglected, but in good company.
The Hiding Place – This is a non-fiction book by Corrie ten Boom taking place during the holocaust. Side note, I have a bit of an obsession/fixation on reading holocaust books (and watching documentaries.) This book is rated very well and comes highly recommended.
The Hiding Place Rated 4.9 on amazon.com.
Pretty good odds I’ll love this book.
Book Bean: For my hot beverage of choice I think I will skip the usual cafe con leche and replace it with a big mug of steamy broth. Don’t ask me why, it just feels right.
The Kite Runner – This book is a fictional work by Khaled Hosseini and is a bestseller internationally. This book follows Amir and his interaction with his childhood friend Hassan. Betrayal, Taliban, and Legacy, these are some key words that jump out at me when hearing about the book. It has also been made into a major motion picture.
The Kite Runner Rated 4.6 on amazon.com
Book Beans: I will pair this book with a dark smooth cappuccino, mmm pinkies up.
No Man is an Island – This is one of Thomas Merton’s most popular books. It is a meditative and spiritual non-fiction book. I am a bit of a sucker for self-help and motivational inspired reads. I am looking forward to reading this compilation of 16 thought-provoking essays.
No Man Is an Island Rated 4.7 on amazon.com.
Book Bean: I’ll be feeling very philosophical and important while reading this book. So I think hot mulled cider will do the trick.
The Phantom Tollbooth – Well this is actually a children’s novel by Norton Juster, but there are plenty of “children’s” books that I love e.g. Chronicles of Narnia.
It is a quaint little fairytale-like story that is right up my alley.
The Phantom Tollbooth Rated 4.2 4.7 on amazon.com
Book Bean: I think I’ll grab my blankie and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa thank you very much.
North and South – A Victorian era novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. This is the novel she is most well-known for but she also wrote Wives and Daughters and Cranford. All three were adapted into TV series, so that says something about the quality of her stories. I for one am over the moon for books of this nature (and their TV and Movie counterparts,) and between Gaskell, Austin, and Bronte I more than get my fix.
North and South Rated 4.4 on amazon.com.
Book Bean: I plan on making up a good pot of tea to enjoy while reading North and South. I’m sophisticated like that 😉
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If you have read any of these books, give me your thoughts! No spoilers please!
Fun Fact: To read every single book currently cataloged, it would take 60,000 years!
What other books should I add to my ever-growing mountain of books?