October 2019 Reads | My Love for Reading

I’m a sucker for a good book. When I was in middle school it was those really cheesy teen romance books that allowed me to dream about my future. Then there was Twilight…the textbook definition of teen romance novels. It swept an entire generation off their feet including mine.

Nowadays, I don’t get the chance to read as much as I did in middle school and high school. However, I definitely have more opportunity than when I was in college. Any time I picked up a fun, just for me book, I felt guilty like I should be studying instead. Now that I free of that guilt, I like to read whenever I have the chance!

I will say, I’m probably the person that annoys those that read ALL the time. 1) I wish I could do that 2) I’m sorry for this…but I definitely have between 5-10 half finished books right now. It’s so bad, but I just get so excited when I find new books to read that I just jump right in instead of finishing what I started.

In addition to reading books, buying them is equally therapeutic. In my opinion, this tends to be the case even more so at used bookstores. I love buying well used books because the book itself has a story too. I don’t know about anyone else, but I tend to wonder all the different places that book might have been. Was it someone’s favorite that they read numerous times? Was it one that was passed from friend to friend and the group bonded over it? Maybe these are just my own thoughts, but when you put books (or anything really) into that perspective it gives life to the inanimate object.

I tend to buy books all the time to add to my personal collection, but there’s something to be said about going to the library. I used to volunteer at one during the summers and I absolutely loved it. It was a calm space to enjoy being around things I loved. I hadn’t been to my neighborhood library in so long though that I decided this weekend called for a library trip. I might be optimistic in picking out four books, but we’ll see!

Timefulness spoke to me as it’s the type of book that stops you in your tracks and makes you think more about the future. I’m excited to read more about the Earth and passing of time from the geologist perspective.
8 Women of Faith stood out to me because it’s unusual to hear women + faith together in a sentence where they topic is about how they impacted the future of religion. Women don’t usually get credit for their involvement in religion when we look at history. However, I love that we’re hearing these stories now.
Gift from the Sea reminded me of the utter peace I feel when I’m by the ocean. Anne Morrow Lindbergh was the wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh. This story reflects on her thoughts as she vacationed by the sea. While I haven’t begun reading it, I think it will be a wonderful reminder that there is much more to the world than us.
I was so excited to see Geek Girl Rising at my library as I’ve heard so many great things about this book! As a female in the technology industry, I can vouch for the many great things we’re doing each and every day to further women’s involvement in STEM activities. I can’t wait to read and learn more from reading this book.

As I stated above, I might be overly optimistic in picking out four books to read in the next two weeks, but thankfully that’s why the renewal option exists.

I can’t wait to share my thoughts on these books soon as I finish them!

Also, I’m always looking for good reads, fiction or nonfiction. If you have a suggestion, please leave it below!

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