May isn’t even over yet, and I’ve already collected too many books – between library checkouts and clearance sales, I’m running out of room to keep them all! For a while now, I’ve been using the space between the wall and my bedside table as a interim bookshelf area, but it’s already filled (not like it’s that big of a space to begin with). So, to cope with the crazy amount of books I’ve collected over the month, the wine rack has become the over-flow book shelf:
Usually the top of the wine rack is reserved for our barware, but I kind of like the way it turned out. We’ll be moving in a few months and I’ll finally have enough space to put in a few more bookshelves! Hopefully we’ll have room to add two bookcases – one for books and one for my rocks. They’ve been packed away in the closet for too long!
From the Library:
At only 180 pages, I couldn’t resist grabbing this from the new shelf!
Lookout for my review on Monday! For Bronte fans, this is a must-read!
I started reading Clegg’s debut last night, and already feeling overwhelmed by the sense of loss and tragedy. A beautiful story, and wonderfully written.
I just finished rereading To Kill a Mockingbird, and after a couple days break, I’ll be starting on Go Set a Watchman! I’m interested to see the differences in the characters and how they’ve grown.
Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, The Sleep You’re Missing, The Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy by Julie Holland
I’ve read a bit of this, and I’m not really sure if I’ll finish or not. It’s a little too “Down with Men” for my tastes, and I was hoping for a little more science. I presumed it would discuss more of the biology behind mood swings and hormone levels in us women folk but instead, I’m getting a feminist rant. Definitely wasn’t expecting the soap box on this one.
From the Bookstore:
Another to add to my growing list of WWII reads for the year. I can’t get enough of this genre!
I’ve seen the film starring Claire Danes, now it’s time to read the novel! There were a few confusing loose ends at the end of the film and I’m hoping the novel will fill them for me.
Of course, Barbara Kingsolver. I can’t help but grab her novels the second I see them in clearance. She’s a fantastic reader.
Pretty sure I bought this thinking it was the first book of the Dublin Murder Squad series. It’s really the second, so close enough!
I first read this novel last spring, and absolutely fell in love with it. I’ve been wanting to reread it for a while – that, and the beautiful cover art, I had to get a copy for myself! Plus, I lucked out in getting a library binding!
What books did you get in May? What book are you most excited to read?