The One With All The Books

Did you ever notice that the articles toting the “best books of the year” feature the same ten titles? Is it like the Academy Awards where authors campaign for a coveted spot on everyone’s top 10 list? Also, isn’t it nice just to be nominated?

Honestly, I can’t get enough of these lists. Willpower has never been my strong suit, and social media is too tempting. The weaning process is seriously an exercise in futility.

Why? Because I suffer from a severe case of FOMO for books that may have slipped off my radar. And to feed my unapologetic book-buying habit, I added some new titles to my already large TBR pile. I consider it my reward for reading so much in 2019. (Justification, anyone?)

I’m happy to share some book recommendations with you, but I am not going to provide links to Amazon or other massive book-selling websites. If you like any of these books, I implore you to pay a visit to your local independent bookstore. Exploring these fantastic places is quickly becoming a passion of mine. Between the atmosphere, the coffee and the little treasures, I find lots of things to spend my hard-earned money, and I’m happy to do it at a fellow bookworm’s place of business.

Here are three books that made my list:

The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth – If you are looking for an excellent read for your next book club, look no further. This fun and easy-to-read murder mystery brought about lots of stories and conversations when it came time to discuss.

She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey – If you are a journalism junkie, like me, you will love learning about the investigative reporting these two ladies embarked upon to shine a light on the stories that ended the career of movie producer, Harvey Weinstein.

Fifty Things that Aren’t My Fault by Cathy Guisewite¬†– I enjoy books that fall into the creative nonfiction genre. They help me observe life in a way that I notice the little details, emotions and often humor behind these slice-of-life stories. You may recognize this author’s name if you were ever a fan of the Cathy comic strip in the ’80s and ’90s. She is just as witty as ever.

So, what are you reading that I should add to my TBR pile?

6 comments on The One With All The Books

  1. Anna Maria Junus
    January 4, 2020 at 9:12 am (4 years ago)

    Looks like you’ve added to my tbr list. Like I needed that.

    • Elisa Heisman
      January 4, 2020 at 10:30 am (4 years ago)

      It’s like a sickness, right? I was in the bookstore yesterday and it took all my might not to buy more than what I went in for. LOL!
      Happy reading!

  2. Janet Yarwood
    January 3, 2020 at 4:11 pm (4 years ago)

    My TBR pile is much too big already and after reading this I know I’ll be adding to it. I’m reading The Humans by Matt Haig at the moment

    • Elisa Heisman
      January 4, 2020 at 10:31 am (4 years ago)

      Oh! I haven’t heard of that book yet. I will check it out. Thanks for the suggestion.

  3. Camilla
    January 3, 2020 at 10:51 am (4 years ago)

    My TBR is constantly growing. I try to use my public library to feed my book-reading habit instead of buying books…other-wise I might never leave my house. LOL I look forward to seeing more of your recommendations.

    • Elisa Heisman
      January 4, 2020 at 10:32 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Camilla. I should use the library more often. Our local one is in the process of moving to a brand new location. I can’t wait to see all it has to offer. And I just have to start reading faster so I don’t pile on the overdue fees. LOL.

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