Not Enough Bookshelves: Books I Read on my Holidays

Monday, 6 August 2012

Books I Read on my Holidays

I’m back from a wonderful two weeks in France. The weather was fabulous, there was sun! Yes actual sunshine! I ate way too much and I even managed to read a few books. Holiday reading took a nose dive after my son was born.

The first week I read

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – this absolutely blew me away. I am so in love with this book. It’s one of my top five books of the year and a rave review will be up shortly.

Among the Nameless Stars by Diana Peterfreund – a short story set in the world of For Darkness Shows the Stars. I enjoyed this a lot.

Foundling by Diana Peterfreund – another short story, that I really enjoyed, but which gave me the shivers, to close for comfort. I can imagine this happening.

Quiet The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain – absolutely fantastic. A must read and if you’re uncertain just check out Susan Cain’s amazing TED Talk

French Children Don’t Throw Food by Pamela Druckerman – very enjoyable with quite a few good tips on raising confident, polite children. Although I did see a child throwing food while in France 😉

Week two saw a dip in reading because THE OLYMPICS began. With a fantastic, quirky and very british opening ceremony, then the swimming ~ I LOVED Ian Thorpe’s commentary ~ and now athletics. I can not believe how well we are doing. It’s all so inspiring and I seem to be constantly in tears.


Now I have to go and find out what I missed in two weeks away from the internet! Links to exciting things will be appreciated 😀


  1. Yay for the Olympics! I'm having such a fabulous time watching it. I never knew I would get so into swimming. 🙂


  2. I know, the swimming was amazing. What an athlete Michael Phelps is! They all are, I can't even make it up and down a 25m pool without a rest 🙂


  3. I really want to read Quiet. Everyone raves.


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