Can we just discuss how Monday (March 20) was apparently the first day of spring?! I don’t know about the rest of you, but there is plenty of winter (*cough* snow) handing around where I live. I’m normally not one to lament the seasons, but lately I’ve been praying for some warmer weather…this girl needs to get her spring clothes out!
All wardrobe complaints aside, one good thing about spring’s slow start is that it gave me a little extra time to compile my winter Bookshelf post. As you might remember from previous months, at the end of every season I wrap up the books I’ve been reading. I finished quite a few titles over the past few months, this time around I skipped the synopses/reviews in favor of quick lists with numerical ratings (5 being the highest). Just a quick glance will tell you that it’s been a great reading period for me. Not only did I finish a lot, but I loved almost everything I dived into! Highlights were Wuthering Heights (to die for) and Human Acts, aka the latest English-language release from Han Kang, author of The Vegetarian. Keep your eyes peeled for the asterisks, which let you know my “must-read” recs!
Bookshelf // Winter
Notes on Being Teenage by Rosalind Jana (5)
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (5)*
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (4)
The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters by Laura Thompson (4)
The White Album: Essays by Joan Didion (5)*
A Christmas Carol: And Other Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens (3)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (5)*
Dubliners by James Joyce (4) – disclaimer: read this one for school!
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote (4)
contemporary fiction (+ poetry!)
Miss Jane by Brad Watson (4)
Difficult Women by Roxane Gay (4)
Human Acts by Han Kang (5)*
7,300 Days by Isabella Mente (4)*
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Guys, I’m so weird…typing out the above lists left me smiling so wide. I can’t help it guys- I just love books. To the end, what’ve you guys been reading lately? Any current reads that you’re really feeling? Let me know below or connect on Goodreads– I’d love to chat. 🙂