Today is Simone de Beauvoir‘s birthday. She is an author I have long been interested in but have not read any of her work, although I have two of her books on my shelf — The Second Sex, her great feminist manifesto, and A Very Easy Death, the story of her mother’s death. Both books have traveled with me through a number of moves because I really do want to read them.
The Official 2018 TBR Pile Challenge is hosted by Adam (@roofbeamreader.com). This challenge is a fun way to read books you already own and that have been sitting on your bookshelves for a long time just waiting for you to decide it’s time to read them! It’s time!
Click on the graphic above to read Adam’s rules for the challenge. And check back here to follow my links to the books I’ve finished and reviewed.
My TBR Pile: Some of these books have been on my shelf for a very long time!
- The Enchantress of Florence, by Salman Rushdie
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
- The Princess Bride, by WIlliam Goldman
A Very Easy Death, by Simone de Beauvoir (completed January 2018)
- This Star Shall Abide, by Sylvia Engdahl
- A Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf
- The Joys of Motherhood, by Buchi Emecheta
- The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
- Clandestine in Chile, by Gabriel García Márquez
- Jayber Crow, by Wendell Berry
- Death in the Castle, by Pearl S. Buck
- Dipper of Copper Creek, by Jean Craighead George
- Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande
- Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, by Marta McDowell
Dusting my bookshelves today, I decided to share a photo of some of the oldest books on my shelf. These are books that have survived numerous purges and were dutifully boxed and moved with us from house to house. I’ve always thought I would reread them, but haven’t done so yet, except for My Antonia. Still, something to look forward to.
What are some of the oldest books on your shelf?
I have more than books on my bookshelves! This is one of my favorite little treasures that adorn my shelves.