Greetings and hello from Charlotte! I hope everyone's week is going well! I flew in last night and sadly spent the flight studying for the CFA instead of reading for pleasure like I usually do. Getting my study hours in while traveling is NOT easy, plus I have a busy weekend ahead of me that will include a baby shower and a birthday lunch for a friend, so I decided to sacrifice the flight times to studying to make it easier to hit my goal of 15 hours of studying/week!
Each month I share the books I have read with my thoughts/opinions, but this month I thought I'd share a list of books that I am hoping to tackle, and the reason why I am reading them! My to-read list on goodreads is ridiculously long (399 books!) so it's sometimes tough to decide what to read next! Here are some of the books I am hoping to finish over the next couple of months!
Right now I am reading the penguin classics version of Little Women (and am loving it!). I love how the penguin classic version has a little ribbon for marking your place! I wish more books had that so I wouldn't have to track down a bookmark each time! I had this marked as read on goodreads, but I honestly think I might have marked it by mistake when I first started adding books to the site years ago as I do not recall reading it. It is SO good so far!
Emily each month (all are welcome to join!). I have owned this book for YEARS but never got around to reading it, so I am glad I now have a reason to pluck it from my shelf! It's partially set during WWII, which is one of my favorite genres to read about, so I think I will really like it.
I am reading this book, Bonfire of the Vanities, due to the insistent prompting of my boyfriend. He said he is 100% certain that I will love it, so I am excited to check it out. It was also recommended to me by a senior leader that I met back in November when I was in San Francisco. Can I just say how much I love dating a guy who reads and is able to make book recommendations?
Erin recently started a book club on facebook and I am hoping to finish this book in time to join the discussion later this month! I have read and enjoyed a couple other books by this author, and Nora and I got to see her talk when I was in St. Louis for Nora's wedding, which was a really cool experience!
All of these books I either own or am borrowing from the library, so I have yet to break my book buying fast!!
What are you reading these days? And how do you find your next great read? I get most of my reading suggestions from friends, often by seeing what they are reading on goodreads (seriously, you should join that site if you haven't already!). I also peruse the bestseller lists.