I found a new word today. ABIBLIOPHOBIA: the fear of running out of reading material. I don’t think that will ever happen to me as I always have several books on my waiting list. Usually when I close one book, I open the next, sometimes the very same day. I often have more than one book in progress at the same time. I always have another book waiting to be read.
Trees lose their leaves but there are always new ones on the way. When we finish a book, we can start another one. As there are too many leaves on a tree to count, so it is with books. There are too many of them in this world to not have one waiting to be read.
Today I’m going to suggest three books that you might be interested in reading. Two of them I have read and enjoyed and the third will be a new one for me.
The first one is
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr. This was not the kind of book that I typically read but it drew me in and kept me interested until the very end. I liked the fact that it had short chapters. It think it would be the perfect book to read aloud to someone. It might take a while but you could choose to read more than one chapter each night, depending on their length.
The second book is
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and is a combination of fairy tale/fantasy and love story, the kind of story the keeps you awake reading until the wee hours of the morning. It’s a hard book to put down and one that you can’t wait to get back into once you open its pages once again.
The third book is
To Capture What We Cannot Keep: A Novel by Beatric Colin. This book intrigues me and it has been on my list for a while. I’ll admit it, I like a book with a good story as well as romance. I can’t say whether or not this book will be a page turner as the first two books I have suggested were, but I will let you know what I think when I finish it.
Meanwhile, I invite your comments, good or bad, on all three of these books. If you have read any one of them, what did you think? If you haven’t read them, your local library may have a copy and I’ve included links so that you can read the descriptions of the books for yourself and decide if you would like to read them.