When school starts, reading for enjoyment is always on the back burner. This year, I’m making it more of a point to take the time to sit down to read and relax. Anyone know the Baci chocolate? This is one of those quotes from the chocolates. I kept it because the quote is by Dante Alighieri. My Italian teacher loved Dante; she taught us all about Dante’s Inferno. Any time I see something in regards to Dante I think of my Italian teacher who I miss every day.
When I sit down to read a book, I like having something hot to drink and some kind of a snack. I just bought these Jalapeño Cheddar Cheezits; I know they don’t really go with tea but I don’t care. 🙂 This only happens on the weekends; during the week, I’m in bed and can only get a chapter in.
Reading is a form of relaxation for me and I am really trying to make it a priority. It is always hard for me to pick up reading once school begins again in September. I have to figure out how to balance writing lesson plans, coaching soccer, blogging, and trying to find time to work out. Fitting reading in there never seems to be an option. This school year; however, has started off more stressful than previous years. I decided I really need to make it a point to read each night to help me unwind from the day.
Here is a list of five books that I plan on reading this fall:
- Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope. Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors and this book is a modern day take on Sense & Sensibility. Elinor Dashwood is the main character who has to leave her family home after her father dies suddenly.
- What She Knew by Gilly MacMillian. Rachel Jenner’s eight-year-old son, Ben, goes missing while they are walking in the park. Rachel is recently divorce and she feels herself coming undone with each passing day her son is not found.
- The Daughters of Ireland by Santa Montefiore. The story follows three women: Celia, Kitty, and Bridie all of whom are connected to Castle Deverill in West Cork, Ireland. They all spent their childhood at the castle and are grown women figuring out their lives.
- Diana, Her True Story by Andrew Morton. I don’t think much needs to be said about this book. Like most people, I love reading about the royal family, especially Princess Diana.
- Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani. I have read three of Adriana’s books and I have loved each of them. Adriana’s books are about the Italian heritage and characters who have immigrated to America. In this book, Valentine is in charge of the family’s shoe company with her brother whom she does not get along with. Valentine travels to Buenos Aires and discovers a family secret.
Do you guys have any other book recommendations? I would love some more!
Have a great week!