When I get book recommendations, I often get the feeling that I’m undergoing some kind of social experiment. Are people recommending books to me based on what they love, or what they think I would like? What do they think captures my interest? What do their book choices say about me?
I’m pretty easy to please, but I started pondering these questions after my boss’ daughter dropped by the office with two big bags of books for me. She was downsizing apartments and needed to unload a bunch of stuff, so she hoped I would find something interesting to read among the collection she had dropped off.
Well. I can always find something that interests me, and it was fun to finally root through that bag this past week while doing some spring cleaning. The fresh air makes me feel like a fresh start, like exploring a genre I don’t often dip my toes into (like current events) or (re)discovering a famous author (like Toni Morrison). Or maybe it gives me the cheerful confidence to read something fun and frothy once in awhile. (A lot of my reading choices lately have been so good, but so heavy.)
Here’s some of my discoveries in my bag o’books that I’m planning on reading this spring:
- You Have to Kiss A Lot of Frogs by Laurie Graff
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
- The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
- Born Under A Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield
Happy spring and happy reading!
I love to read and I love sharing my favourite books with you. (For more reading inspiration, click here.) These lists are totally my own creation and I was not paid or perked to share my opinions with you by any author or publishing company. Full disclosure: I do receive a small commission from Amazon when you choose to buy a book from my site. It keeps this blog running and food in my dog’s bowl, but rest assured I’d never suggest you buy something I wouldn’t buy for myself. Enjoy!