These are the best two books of 2012...according to me.
I am sure I read some other good stuff, but these are my very, very favorite, red letter, gold star picks.
First up...Wonder by RJ Palacio. Such a great book - it will teach you about empathy and acceptance. It was written for teens, but I think everyone should read it..and discuss it. My kids LOVE it when I read their books and then want to discuss it over dinner. Not really. There is actually a lot of eye rolling, but I love it and that's what counts. If you want another great book to read with your kids, start with The Giver by Lois Lowry. There are 3 others in the series and they will definitely get you thinking.
And then there is Nate.
This has got to be one of my all time favorite design books.
The pictures are, of course, amazing, but it is the stories behind each home that really suck you in. Why they have what they have and what it means to them. Did you know that Nate helped Dr. Ruth with her home? I know, didn't see that one coming did you? Well her story is fascinating. I love homes that tell a story and show the owner's personality. A little bit of personality is missing in a lot of homes today. If you do not have this book, get it today. You deserve it.
So now I need something good to read. I just finished The Twelve Tribes of Hattie and enjoyed it, but if you have any other suggestions, please share!!
Happy New Year!!