As a Lit major and a lifelong lover of books, it took me a long time to feel okay with abandoning a book. I think I became predisposed to thinking that if a book is deemed IMPORTANT, I didn’t want to miss out on the cultural experience. I always want to enjoy a book and find something redeeming in it; but, ultimately, I’m coming around to the idea that life is too short to read a book I’m not enjoying.
My sweet mama Carmel Paine has read 25 books already this year (!!!), so I thought I’d ask her to write a guest post on her favorite books so far. I enjoyed hearing her perspective on the books she likes, and I’m sure you’ll love her reviews, too.