You guys obviously know by now how much I love to read. It’s probably the thing I talk about the most on here other than butter, sugar and cookies. To me, there’s not much more to life than sitting down with a chocolate croissant and a sink-your-teeth-into book (err kindle).
Last night I was challenging myself to think of the five books I simply couldn’t live without. You know, the ones that you read over and over again, not so much because they’re great literature, but more so just because they mean something special to you.
It seemed impossible to choose just five but I think I got it.
1. The bible. It’s always a good idea.
2. My Antonia. I can’t describe it—there’s just something about this book that gets me every single time I read it. It reminds me of everything I love in the world.
3. The Prince of Tides. Every time I read this book it’s like coming home. Those are the best kinds of books.
4. Elizabeth Bishop: The Complete Poems. When I got incredibly homesick in France I would memorize Bishop’s poems while on the metro and then recite them to myself over and over to help fall asleep at night. Works even better than tylonel p.m., I swear!
5. A Moveable Feast. Hemingway’s memoir of his time living in Paris speaks to my heart.
What are the five books you can’t live without?