Writer Anna Quindlen once said “I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”
Here are some favorite books that have found their way onto my shelves.
A Walk on the Beach, by Joan Anderson – Tales of wisdom from an unconventional woman. After reading this, I’m eager to take a trip to Chatham to see the seals, even if it doesn’t change my life the way it did hers.
The Secret Currency of Love, edited by Hilary Black – a collection of personal essays about money, love, and our struggle with both.
Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert – I feared this book was going to be too “crunchy granola” for my taste, but that wasn’t the case at all. Gilbert chronicles her travels through Italy, India and Bali. If you’re a travel aficionado, a foodie, or just in want of some adventure, let Gilbert sweep you away.
Hypocrite in a Poufy White Dress, by Susan Jane Gilman – These humorous coming of age stories rang so true that for a moment I thought I was reading about my own childhood. But this is funnier!
The Bitch in the House – 26 women tell the truth about sex, solitude, work, motherhood and marriage. If you believe in girl power…or were just born female, you’ll find something to like in this book.
Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger — Sure you read Catcher in the Rye in high school, but what else of Salinger’s have you read? I go back to this little collection over and over again and never tire of them.