I visited the library where I used to hold a day job. I looked around at the hall of learning. Gratitude filled my being. Half of everything worth learning came to me from books, another part from great parents, the rest from failure, and experience. Because of writers, I learned philosophy, history, how to paint, to write, how to grow plants, how to be the best person I could be, etc. Reading is not wasting time. I dedicate March to reading. Visit your local library.
- Lord of the Flies-William Golding
*I read this awhile ago and have been meaning to come back to reread. The characters were outstanding. It’s a book that stays with you for life.
- The Martian-Andy Weir
*I can’t say I’m a huge sci-fi geek, but I LOVED this book. Don’t cheat and watch the movie. Read the book.
- Life of Pi-Yann Martel
*Riveting, the movie was visually stunning. Again, read the book first.
- The Great Escape- Paul Brickhill
* So I haven’t read the book, but enjoyed the movie. Yes, the book is on my list to read.
- Jurassic Park- Michael Crichton
* Again, I’ve not read the book, but enjoyed the movies. Will definitely give the book a go.
- To Build a Fire-Jack London
* I read this way, way back in school. It has stuck with me all through the years.
- The Little Prince-Antoine de Saint Exupery
*This book is why I survived High School
- In a Dark, Dark Wood- Ruth Ware
* I love all her books. Twists and unexpected turns keep me coming back.
- My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry-Fredrik Backman (really, anything by the guy is a good read, Beartown, Anxious People, A Man Called Ove, etc.).
*Elsa is seven. Her grandmother is seventy-seven, the kid’s best friend, and batshit crazy. Oh, it’s a good story.
- A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World-C. A. Fletcher
*I don’t usually read apocalyptic/dystopia (scares the hell out of me), but I enjoyed this book. The writer engaged me beyond expectation.
- Outlander-Diana Garbaldon
*Bought this book because it’s sooooo long. Finally, I’ll have the time to start it before gardening season. And it’s set in Scotland, yeah!
Stay curious. Keep reading.