Getting Back to Bookworm Status

I used to be a bookworm. As a kid I frequently hung out at my local library with my parents and brought home stacks of books almost every day. My mom has a photo of me asleep in a laundry basket next to my reading collection when I was around 5 years old. I would spend hours with my nose stuck in a book (Cue Belle’s song from Beauty and the Beast). Those were the days! It wasn’t until after college that I slowly stopped reading novels (I do have a long list of favorite Marriage and Parenting books though), but lately I’ve been trying to change that. I started racking my brain for books I loved, and have been making my book list of old favorites and new titles. Yesterday my husband and I had our Sunday morning Brunch date in North Park and I Yelped for locations of bookstores to go book hunting at. I thought it would be cool to check out some secondhand book shops instead of going to a big box retailer since it’s also nice to support local small businesses. I had a lot of people suggest to me to purchase e-books but I am one of those people that love to turn pages from an actual book. My eyes tend to hurt after staring at an electronic device too. ;] We ended up at Footnote Books in Hillcrest, and I was happy to bring home a couple of books from my list. This shop is tiny but stacked high to the ceiling with books! The owner was really nice and helped track down a lot of of the titles I was looking for. He only had 2 but I look forward to coming back! I spent $8 on Where the Red Fern Grows and Ender’s Game: SCORE! All the books were half off the listing price. Below I’m adding my book list and would love for you to contribute to it! I know it’s a bit short right now but I’ll definitely be adding to this as I go. What are some of your favorite titles?

Old Favorites I Am Hunting For

  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

    New Books to Read

  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • Ender’s Game series by Orson Scott Card
  • Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
  • The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
  • The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin
  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
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    2 comments on “Getting Back to Bookworm Status
    1. I need to create a bookworm list…. it has been too long since I’ve read for pleasure…. too long!

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    Raquel Cusi is a wife, mother of 4, and owns The Stronghold CrossFit & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with her husband, Mike, and brother Ray. She loves to blog about Marriage, Parenting, Health, Fitness, Christian living and her love for Disney. She's also an aspiring crunchy mom who loves organic and natural products, breastfeeding and babywearing.