What I’ve been reading… this spring.

This spring I finally got my librarian groove back. I have enjoyed my newer location and the colleagues I’ve met along the way. It’s been a surprising opposite feeling of where I was last fall/winter. I have found a little more time here and there to read without all the stress gobbling up my mind. I have a long list, but I finally feel like – yes, I can enjoy reading once again.

Here’s a recap of the books I’ve gotten to read this spring. There is no method to my madness, just as I finish a book, I go with a suggestion or something else that comes across my desk. I’m always late to the pop fiction game, but late is better than never, right? I also love non-fiction, so I tend to lean toward those titles more often than not.

The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony

This book came across my desk and just looked interesting. It is the real story of a man who left our country and moved to Africa to start a reserve; and his journey into caring for elephants and how they changed him. The story was sweet and really makes me want to go visit his reserve knowing more about the elephants and families that live on his lands.

Carrie by Stephen King

Suggested to me by a current English teacher colleague who uses this book in one of his classes, I found this to be enjoyable. I’ve always been curious about King’s books, but felt they might be too scary for me. I read King’s book “On Writing” and really liked his writing style. I decided to take the plunge into his books at heavy suggestion, and I am glad I did. I would love to read more of his works for sure.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

This was really good. I would have never guessed the twists and turns, it kept me on my toes. I highly recommend this book to other adults, it’s well written and unpredictable. I was told to read this book when it came out by an English teacher friend, but just kind of put it off. Man, I want to watch the movie now.

365 Dalai Lama: Daily Advice from the Heart by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

A little moment of peace on a daily basis.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

– kate –