Christmas time is heeeerrreee. Celebrate with cheeerrrrrrr.
I am exhausted from traveling, working, and other things, but I did get to read on my vacation! WOOHOO! The recommended books below are good for anytime, but I feel, in December especially, one is either very happy-go-lucky or very “down with people”.
If this book doesn’t warm the cockles of your heart I am just not sure what will. By Nicole Krauss, it is an oldie but a goodie. From the overview: A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother’s loneliness. Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he’s still alive. But it wasn’t always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book. . . .
If you love Pride and Prejudice and spunky modern women and just funniness all around you will LOVE this book. It’s a quick, fun read by Melissa Nathan that I picked up based on the title. I have never lived to regret that decision. I read it every year and it never fails to delight me and make me laugh. In fact, now that I’ve pulled it out I will probably start rereading it tonight.
Winner of the Orange Prize and best book to throw across the room after finishing this is definitely a must read. It is beautifully written by Ann Patchett and will give you an excuse to cry and shout out BAH HUMBUG ad nauseam if need be.
Really Danita? I hear you saying. Under the Tuscan Sun is a fun, uplifting book. Nothing about it, says Bah Humbug. Well, I say YES, YES IT IS because guess what? YOU aren’t the one running away and living in Italy successfully. BAH HUMBUG