I’ve recently finished two books after making some time for reading, something I’ve been missing while working away on my own novel the last year.
My nonfiction selection was Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias. I always enjoy the heartwarming and inspirational stories in the Chicken Soup series, and this one especially since all the stories revolved around dementia. I especially enjoyed reading stories by my friends Jean Ferratier and Wendy Poole, whom I became acquainted with previously when we all had stories published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers. I want to thank these wonderful ladies for sharing their additional stories. Anyone who is facing dementia as a caregiver would benefit from reading these stories and find comfort knowing others share the same struggles;
I also just finished the novel The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. While I loved the fictional storyline, I did get dragged down a bit in the details of this one. It was so long that I nearly gave up reading several times. Luckily around half way through things picked up, and I was glad to finish it and see how Theo, Boris and the painting weathered their trials and tribulations in the end.
What’s next to read? I’ve got a list of novels that continues to grow longer and longer. But with all this reading I’m inspired to jump back into my own manuscript first!
What about you? Do you have a great book to recommend?