Monday, February 17, 2014

Because I Heart Books

We are a family of readers.  We read in the car and we have shelves full of our favorite books.  With a Tolkien quote over the double doors between the living room and dining room and Gatsby art on the dining room walls, it is clear books and reading hold a special place in our lives.

Recently Cardigan Way, a uplifting blog I follow, cosponsored a book exchange.  I always feel a little guilty buying new books for myself (as the collection of unread books on my to-read pile is alarming), so a book exchange was the perfect way to circumvent that whole book buying guilt and to share my book love with others. 

As we had just finished reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green as a family, I was super excited to send my book exchange partner a copy of Looking for Alaska, another John Green bestseller, and I was super excited to find this beauty in my mailbox.

Between packing and life, I haven't had time to start the book yet, but I am hopeful that sometime in the near future I will find some time to start this gem!

A huge thank you to Katie, from Cardigan Way, the other sponsors, and my book exchange buddy, Melissa.  The We Heart Books exchange was a great way to break the monotony of winter in Iowa.

And, just because I always love adding to my to-read list, do you have any other lit suggestions?


  1. You will love Winter Garden! My book club read it this past year and everyone enjoyed it. If you haven't read them yet, you should check out The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton or Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.

    1. The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is sitting on my shelf, waiting to be read. Thanks for the recommendations!

  2. So many books to read, so little time! Thanks so much for linking up and participating in the exchange. We were so excited to have you!