Fun February Reads

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

*I’m posting every day in February as part of my determination to #makefebfun. For more info, read this post.*

*Linking up with The Deliberate Reader at New on the Stack *

I’ve read some heavy books lately, including Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, my first pick for the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge. I’ve been thinking about my tendency to read the dark stuff (more on that in an upcoming post). At the moment, I’m in the mood for some lighter fare. Here are some of the books I plan to read this month:

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple – I’ve been meaning to read this one for a couple of years, ever since my friend Brenna first recommended it. Since I spent almost two years in Seattle attending grad school, I’m hip to the Seattleisms in this book, and what I’ve read so far is FUNNY. I have to say, though, I’m not totally enthralled yet … I expect I will like-but-not-love this one.

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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty – After reading my first Moriarty book last week (The Husband’s Secret), I had to restrain myself from jumping right into another, especially since I lucked out and plucked BLL off the shelf at the library. I was afraid I’d be comparing the two and not enjoy the second one as much right away. So, a one-book break, then on to Big Little Lies. And then maybe I’ll try What Alice Forgot. I love good chic lit, and it seems that Liane Moriarty is really good at chic lit.

Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan – I bought the book for my husband Dave for Christmas. I don’t think he’ll mind if I read it before he does. Jim Gaffigan is hilarious. I miss his TV show, which is currently on break, so it’s time to dig into this book.

And after I’ve had my fun, I’ll be ready to get back to the business of my previously planned books for the month: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout and Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson: As I mentioned before, these are the two books I picked to read during February for the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge. A few lighter books and then on to these two – I’m really looking forward to them.

 

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