It has been a cold winter for coastal North Carolina. We've had freezing precipitation twice and numerous nights well below freezing! That means I have spent time indoors by the fire! While I have spent a good bit of time working on the curriculum I am writing as well as closing out 2021 for accounting clients, I have found some time to cozy up with a good book.
My first read of 2022 was The Midnight Library by Matt Haig for my book club. It did not disappoint. The book was very thought provoking for me and left me doing a good bit of self-reflection on my own life. It helped me put a lot of my life and decisions into perspective and helped me let go of regret. It also has made me dwell less on the past and focus more on the future because I can't change the story in the past but my future story is waiting for me to write it! While that may seem a little strange from a novel, the story line makes you think about life; the good and the bad and all the decisions we make.
My second read was Inez Ribustello's Life After Windows. It is the memoir of a woman that worked at Windows to the World but was not there on 9/11 because she was away for her sister's wedding. It was the perfect book to follow The Midnight Library and everything it made me think about our own lives. This book was very different from what I anticipated it to be (it was actually really funny in a lot of places)! It was a great read!
I have just begun The Wedding Veil by Kristy Woodson Harvey. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy! I am about 100 pages in and it is fantastic! Again, so much to think about life, our decisions, the people we choose in our lives, and the stories we write for ourselves!
If you are looking for a great read, I highly recommend all of these. I have linked them and some of my other recent favorites HERE. Happy reading!
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