This Friday, September 8, is International Literacy Day. I am forever grateful for my natural love of reading and the education I received that allows me to be the introverted bookworm I am today. I know that my knowledge is not something to be taken for granted, as there are millions of people in this world not half as fortunate to know the love of reading.
My shelves (and my Instagram feed) are littered with books. I have been a reader for as long as I can remember, and a writer as a result. I can remember begging my mother to teach me to read at the age of 4 and being pretty grouchy when I learned that it wasn’t that easy to just sit down and learn to decipher the words on the page in front of me. I am currently on my 24th book this year – and we are only in the 36th week this year so that number makes me pretty proud!
Here are my most recent reads that should be next on your list:
|Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty|
|The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell|
|Good As Gone by Amy Gentry|
|The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo|
My heart. My poor heart. It was not prepared for this story. This one appealed to the hopeless romantic in me and anyone who's ever had a "one that got away." I kept going back and forth over who I was rooting for and ended up surprising myself. "The Light We Lost" is another one at the top of my list for this year, not to mention the beautiful cover art.
What books have you enjoyed this year? What's next on the list? I'm always out for the next read, as you can tell! Let me know in the comments!