Bookshelf: Spring

Happy Wednesday, loves! I’m thrilled to be here with you today sharing what I’ve been reading over the past few months. I’ve done posts of this nature on-and-off since starting my blog, but I only recently decided to make them a regular “thing” with a new series, “Bookshelf.” Every four or five months, I’ll compile a quick round-up of the books that held the coveted space on my nightstand and send it here to the inter-webs for your enjoyment. If reading is one my favorite activities, talking about/recommending books takes a close second; with Bookshelf, we’ll be killing two birds with one stone. Sounds like a solid plan, right?


For the debut Bookshelf post, I’m clueing you in on what I read this spring. I’m proud to say that, since we last touched on this subject, I made a major dent in my to-read list. I kicked things off with two great novels in English class- Washington Square and The Great Gatsby. I’d done Gatsby before, but enjoyed it 10x more the second time around. Next I plowed through a couple heavier volumes, including Women in Clothes (so, so good). Last week I rounded things out by finishing not one, but two more books. One of them, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, is currently on Broadway, and I can’t wait to see it this summer!

…My ramblings aside, see below for the complete list:

Washington Square by Henry James (fiction)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (fiction)

The Taming of the Queen by Phillipa Gregory (historical fiction)

Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanna Shapton, & 639 Others (non-fiction)

My Journey by Donna Karan (autobiography)

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott (non-fiction/advice)

The Crucible by Arthur Miller (historical fiction/play)

And there you have it. What have you been reading lately? Or, better yet, what’s on your list for summer?


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