Bookworm: January 2015

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.” -Joyce Carol Oates


To quote my beloved Olaf the Snowman in "Frozen," "Winter's a good time to stay in and cuddle..."...up with a book. I read The Notebook this month randomly because it seems like something every basic girl should have read...and oh my god, I hated it. Thank goodness for redeeming literature, including Pulitzer Prize-winning Blonde and the fascinating profile of Reagan and LBJ that Mike let me borrow, to get that bad taste out of my memory! As for re-reads...if you haven't read The Night Circus,  I can't recommend it highly enough. This is my fifth re-read in about 2 years...I just love it. 


Blonde, Joyce Carol Oates


The Boston Girl, Anita Diamant

Landslide: LBJ and Reagan at the Dawn of a New America, Jonathan Darman (#2 of my five biographies for #76 in my 101 in 1001 list!)

I am Madame X, Gioia Diliberto


The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks

Godiva: A Novel, Nicole Galland


The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern