Top 5 Wednesday :: Books I Should’ve Read By Now / Round 2

(Note: Back in March, I wrote Round 1 of “Books I Should’ve Read By Now” – feel free to check those books out here ➡️ Link to Round One.)

I’m about the lay down some truth, y’all.

Here’s the thing – in my house, it’s a love-hate relationship with buying books and then letting them sit to gather dust. It’s sort of that overlying guilt, “children starving in a foreign country” effect – which, mind you, I don’t mean offensively. I criticize myself because there are people out there who would probably love to be able to own/buy/borrow/read books that I haven’t touched since I bought them.

I’m so spoiled. I can afford to splurge because it’s just me and the mutt. Necessities include: toilet paper, puppy kibble, and a few boxes of cereal. And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve whispered to myself reassuringly in a bookstore: “You could have an addiction that involves cooking meth but here you are. Being a literacy junkie instead. Go you.”

My point in all this is – while it bothers me that I’m ridiculously frivolous, I LOVE to be surrounded by books. It’s my only “material thing.” I don’t buy shoes or clothes or makeup. I buy books. Books are my comfort pillow. They make me feel (ironically) safe and happy. I could spend hours sorting and rearranging. There is just something about having them in every room that soothes my soul. (I’m a Taurus, if that means anything to anyone.)

And damn it, I’m a single, white female. I can buy all the books I want. I can build a COUCH out of them if I please and I shouldn’t feel down on myself for choosing newer books over the ones I’ve had for awhile. It’s a process. Gotta go with the flow. I’ve learned if I force myself to read something, I don’t actually absorb it. Versus if I stumble on it after a few weeks and think: “Oh, this one!” = that experience I’ll enjoy.

Here’s a few I should’ve definitely read by now though:

Any thoughts on these beauties? Tell me if you’ve read them. If they’re on your shelves. If you loved them/hated them.

Thanks for letting me rant on this Wednesday!

Love,

B + H

9 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday :: Books I Should’ve Read By Now / Round 2

    1. If I’m right, I think I started Rook once and then somehow left it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I can’t remember why.

      And thank you! He’s the “king of the castle!” He definitely knows he’s loved. 😂

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    1. Priorities! 😂

      My momma actually got me the pencil holder! I think it’s adorable. Adds a little bit of whimsy to a work space. I love old typewriters – I have 3 and I’m continuously on the hunt for more. 😬

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  1. Lol! I love your intro. I mean, I bought like 40 books this month, and though I am going on a book buying ban (going to Hawaii!), I still say if it makes you happy then go for it. You’re absolutely right, it’s not like your cooking and addicted to meth lol! Lovely photos as always ^^. If I wasn’t trying for a book buying ban, I would probably purchase Heartwood.

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    1. Thank you!! — Heartwood even has that super soft, satin finish, ifyouknowwhatimsaying. Feels good in your hands.

      So jealous about Hawaii! If there’s a reason to have a book buying ban, it’s HAWAII. 😍

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