Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My Favorite Red Books

Steph over at Steph's Cup O' Tea is blogging about color and it prompted me to take a look at my library and think about my favorite books with covers that are red. The most important red book on my shelf is one I blogged about a few weeks ago, so if you want to read a book that is literally and metaphorically about the red see My Little Red Book. Funny and heartwarming. Every woman should own a copy.

Another book near and dear to my heart is Our Bodies; Our Selves and all editions are not red but mine "Expanded and Updated for the 90's!" just happens to be, so I will include it in this extravaganza of red. If there is a woman out there who has not read "Our Bodies; Ourselves" Go out right now and read it. For a few years in the early 90's it was like my bible. It is everything about a woman's body that you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask. You can't be a fully empowered woman without a fully empowered understanding of the inner workings of your body.

Now to turn topics 180 degrees, let me introduce any readers to one of the best books I have read in the past few years which also happens to have a cover that is red: The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nighttime. This novel tells its story from the point of view of an autistic boy. He has a riveting perspective and he manages to unravel several mysteries, each one is as compelling as the one before it. This is a short, reasonably fast book to read. I guarantee you will enjoy it.

So there you are! Enjoy your many red reads! let me know if you have a favorite book that is red.

2 comments:

Steph said...

You did this PERFECTLY and I LOVE it!!!

Hootie said...

Esme-

I read "My Little Red Book" over last weekend! What a hoot! I am planning on blogging about it on Monday. Watch for my mention of you then! :)