I don’t know if we ever mentioned this but Krystal and I were part of a Book Club back when we lived in Chicago. We often didn’t talk about the book much longer then 10 minutes, but what made these nights were the wonderful ladies and the delicious food. So yeah, these were some of the best nights! I miss them!!! Now having Nola I don’t have as much time to read, but still try to make a point of having a book around in case I ever have a chance to read some.
If you are interested I wanted to share two books with you. The first book is called The Language of Flowers and is a great summer read and based in San Francisco! Here’s a brief summary of the book:
The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. And when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.
The second book I want to suggest is a children’s book of course, wink, wink. We read a lot of books to Nola throughout the day, and there are so many great ones out there and not so great one’s too. The book, You Are My I Love You, is so sweet and expresses the love you have for your child in such a great way. My favorite part of the book is, “I am your finish line; you are my race. I am your praying hands; you are my saying grace.”
Hope you like these books as much I as I do! If you have read a great book recently I’m always looking for my next book to read so please let me know!