A Library of My Own

There are many books in my bedroom slash office. Books scatter the nightstands and bookshelves. They topple my desk, are stacked under and around my desk, and line the walls in overflowing piles on the floor. I am sure there are a few books under my bed and more lost behind my nightstand.  This description does not count the novels I downloaded to my Kindle, which I don’t use anymore. I prefer hands-on, solid books. I’ve read most of them, and the newer books–well, they must wait in line. I buy books because I love to read, and I always say I will catch up on my To Read list. However, my list continues to grow as I buy more books to read, usually on impulse, but I can’t say impulse, if I walk into a bookstore, can I?

coffee and books

  • Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor
  • An Affair to Remember by Karen Hawkins
  • Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • Summer by Edith Wharton
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Warden by Anthony Trollope
  • As I lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • Looking Backward 200-1887 by Edward Bellany
  • A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching by Crystal N. Feimster
  • Rachel, A Play in Three Acts by Angelina Weld Grimke
  • Mother by Kathleen Thompson Norris
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The City of Refuge by Rudolph Fisher
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • The Second Shift by Arlie Hochschild
  • Weeds by Edith Summers Kelley
  • Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

Jane Austen’s work remains as popular as ever in world of literature (triblive.com)
Charlotte Brontë poem captures woodland (thetimes.co.uk)


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