I got a library card on Monday because I am now an official citizen of the fair city of West Dundee. Also, I have a piece of ‘official’ mail (whatever that means) that proves it! It has been a long time since I’ve lived in once place and all my ID’s, mail, and addresses matched- so this is kind of a big deal.
Guys- the inner nerd in me surfaced in a big way. I forgot how glorious libraries are. I’m like a kid in a
shoe craft candy store.
I got four books which I have had sitting in my Goodreads queue for far too long.
First up is The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye. It’s about New York around 1845, when the first police force was put together (typically not my choice time period for books but the rest sounded interesting so I went with it). The main character is the younger brother of a firefighter turned police chief. They have an interesting love hate thing going on. Anyways, that is the one I’ve started with and I’m about 75 pages in and it’s pretty good.
Then I meandered over to the biography section and got in touch with something I’m presuming to be on the lighter, wittier side. Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. I’m really excited to read this one as I love/have a weird obsession with her blog: The Bloggess. It is witty, funny, brash, and snarky- so I’m guessing the book won’t be too far off from that either.
And while I was over in the biography section I found Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church by Lauren Drain. Sometimes I have a hard time with non-comical biographies because I feel like they read like a to do list in reverse- I did this, then this happened, so I did that. And that was that. The end. I’m starting to think I’ve grown out of this….maybe. I don’t know. We’ll find out. But I read an interview somewhere with her talking about her book and it seemed interesting so I went for it.
And finally, since there are two serious/dramatic books (on fiction, one non-fiction), I figured the lighthearted department should be equally balanced with one fiction, one non-fiction (this is how I think, really- that much thought went into picking out some books…)
Anyways- lastly, I got Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close because well I don’t even really know. It sounded like one of those semi-cheesy but maybe not so cheesy it’s a turn off types. And I thought I’d give it a chance.
So, that’s my December reading list. What are you reading these days? Have you read any of the books I picked?
I’ll be back with a review on these as soon as I’ve finished them!