Until one day I grew out of books.
My mom did what any good mother does. She bribed me. If I wanted TV time, I could earn it through reading. My brother quickly threw in the towel and sacrificed his TV time. He was constantly not participating. What a punk.
I fell for it. I read standing up brushing my teeth, leaning against the counter pouring milk in my cereal, curled up behind my dresser strategically slanted against a corner. I disappeared within the story even when it wasn't good. I even had a book taped to a tree.
I grew in and out of books over the next three decades, but right now, I'm on a huge nerdy book bender. And I'm not ashamed.
Here are 5 books I couldn't put down this summer.
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
- Eleanor & Park
- Everything Everything
- What Alice Forgot
- The Nightingale-currently reading