0023. Library list
I love libraries, they're just the best. Bookstores too, but libraries hold a special place in my heart. I remember going there when I was little and it's a love that has only deepened. A few weeks ago, I went to the library for a yoga class that turned out to be cancelled so it was the perfect time to peruse. I randomly selected three titles by women and a few in Spanish for my mom. Do you ever get into reading phases? I have a bunch - nonfiction, science fiction, but one of my favorites is "books by women," which is what I was going for while browsing. I finished "Goodbye, Vitamin" by Rachel Khong and it was wonderful - a quick read, heartbreakingly sweet, and funny. I highly recommend it.
"There is no frigate like a book" ... which is why they are a favorite gift to give or receive as well. AB and I have been popping into bookstores just for fun/to browse and successfully searching our re-use store for titles that would be good as gifts. Books are perfect to buy secondhand - affordable, you're supporting a good cause, and unless you know you'll cherish it forever, it can be taken right back or donated to the library to spread the wealth.
On my reading list:
+ The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (current read)
+ Euphoria by Lily King
+ Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
+ Swing Time by Zadie Smith
+ This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga
+ Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
+ Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone by Julie Berwald
I'd love to know - what's on your reading list?