Thanks to Jen at Teach Mentor Texts for inviting us all to participate in It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Visit her blog to catch up on everyone's reading this week.
So, I had a few hours free last week to browse Barnes and Noble. I haven't had time for book browsing in months and I forgot how much I love just looking at all that is new on the shelves. During my browsing, I realized how little Adult Fiction I've read lately. I did read The Light Between Oceans: A Novel , which I loved, but not much else in 2013. I realized, as I was browsing, that I like my life much better when I am reading adult fiction. I love children's books, I love my professional reading and I love YA. But I also love adult fiction and I've let that part of my reading life go. So, even though I am not making this a #nerdlution, I am thinking I want to make more time for adult fiction in my reading life for 2014. So, today's "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" post is dedicated to adult nonfiction and books I am hoping to read in the near future.
I picked up Barbara Kingsolver's book, Flight Behavior: A Novel . I love her books and haven't read enough of them. I am not sure how long this one will take me to read as I am reading for CYBILS and for a few other committees. But I bought it and I have many adult fiction books on my TBR list. Here are some that looked good to me during my browsing. I took photos so I would remember the covers and the titles. I'm not sure I'll read all of these or if I'll read any of these, but I do want to get back to reading adult fiction more regularly. This book browsing reminded me how much I am missing it!
The Husband's Secret , The Outcasts: A Novel , The Light in the Ruins
And, Samantha Bennett always has great books to recommend. They are always a bit long but I can trust her when I say, "Tell me the ONE adult fiction title I need to read." This time, she recommended The Goldfinch so I've added that one to my list too!