May Book of the Month

Where do you get your books? From a brick and mortar book store? Amazon? Swap with friends? Library? Other?

Most of the books I read are borrowed from the library. I make a weekly trip to my local library to pick up and return books. Conveniently, my library has a drive-up window to make this as easy (read: lazy) as possible. Once, my mother was in the car with me when I made this weekly trip. She was flabbergasted that I could do all this book borrowing/exchanging/returning at a drive-up window. She suggested that, next time, I also order a latte to go. (The window attendant did not find this nearly as humorous–or, likely, as “novel”–as we did, no pun intended. Ha!)

The last book I read, however, was acquired at the beach. There was a “take a book, leave a book” shelf in the beach home we were renting last summer. I took advantage of this swap and selected Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah. This book then sat in my office for nine months while I plowed through my library list. 

Distant Shores book cover

http://kristinhannah.com/content/books_distant_shores.php

Finally, my library queue complete, it was time to read Distant Shores. While this book was not nearly as good as Hannah’s The Nightingale, it was a quick, easy read. So, if you’re looking for a beach book and don’t mind a formulaic plot or predictable ending, check it out. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to get it with a latte to go. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.