What week am I on?
Well, January is not even over and I've lost count. I do know that I haven't finished a book since the beginning of the year. And I don't really have great excuses. So, there you have it.
Do you have comfort books? A book you always turn to when things are bad, or you're tired, or whatever? I do. Harry Potter. But also, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
If you haven't read it- run out and get it. Now. Seriously. It is a wonderful book. Written in letters, it takes place right after WWII and follows the correspondence of a writer named Juliet. It's a lovely book about changing times, friends and relationships, and love. It ended the way all comfort books should end- tied up nicely, with nothing left to chance and everything in its place.
During this time while I haven't been reading new books I've been rereading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I pick it up and read a letter or two, starting anywhere I open it. If you haven't gathered this yet, I love this book. While reading it I feel like I'm getting a hug or holding a warm cup of coffee in both hands. Simple coziness, that's what it gives me.
Readers, if you're out there, what are your comfort books?
In other book news: the awards have been announced and so my list of books to read has grown. I was delighted that When You Reach Me won the Newbery, I really enjoyed that book. I'm happy for Libba Bray who won the Printz award for Going Bovine, I loved her Gemma Doyle series. Here's the official press release for all the winners. Make sure to add a couple to your reading list. They're the best from 2009.