[Image from nbklx17 flickr, not a bad collection there either, huh?
For a while we were good about going to the library every week and checking out new books. Admittedly we've gotten a bit lazy recently but with the holidays coming up it's time to start the habit up again!
It's hard to edit a list down to 10 so this is definitely incomplete, but a good start and hopefully you'll share what you've been getting into!
• Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. This is an all time classic and most of you have probably read it. But if you haven't, or it's been a while, this book made me laugh uncontrollably on a flight.
• The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrota. From the same author as Little Children, Tom Perrota has a real gift for describing the interior lives of his characters making them feel incredibly real.
• What is the What by Dave Eggers. I'm a big fan of Dave Eggers but this book was the most heartbreaking and definitely highlighted for me how lucky we are to live the lives we do.
• Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida. A great coming of age book for women that shows a different kind of narrative that doesn't rely on identity being tied to wifedom or motherhood.
• The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. This is another one that many of you may have already read, but it's such a great book about how information gets spread that I read it on a layover after buying it at the airport bookstore.
• What Happy People Know by Dan Baker. It's sort of self help-y and also just a look at how people can cultivate happiness, dispelling myths and providing some tools.
• The Wonder Spot by Melissa Banks. She wrote the Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing but I think this book is much better. Another coming of age kind of book with a great main character that had me sucked in right away.
• Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. If you're a fan of seeing how our world is connected (and through economics!) this is a really fascinating and fun read. It's broken down into chapters that you could read out of order, sort of like short stories...
• I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron. Just an absolute classic as far as I'm concerned.
• The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman. A funny book by a guy that might look familiar to you if you see his picture.
What books are you reading these days? Any recommendations?