I know, I know – Belle is already a big reader, but even the biggest readers need recommendations nowand again. Besides, given her penchant for reading the same books over and over, who knows if she’ll ever get around to these:
1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE
By Peter Boxall
Listen, far be it from me to judge Belle for re-reading some of her favorite books (I am beyond guilty of that), I’m just saying the girl might do well to have a little variety. At the very least, this book will definitely give her some guidance for where to start reading in her new library from the Beast.
THE FIRST-TIME MANAGER
By Loren B. Belker
There are few things quite as hard as finding yourself suddenly put into a position where you need to act as a supervisor over your friends. While Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, and even Chip have been tremendous friends to Belle, the transition to a boss-employee relationship now that Belle is the lady of the castle has the potential to be difficult. This book is here to help.
HOW TO CARE FOR AGING PARENTS: A ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR ALL YOUR MEDICAL, FINANCIAL, HOUSING, AND EMOTIONAL ISSUES
By Virginia Morris
We all know that Belle is a loving, caring, thoughtful daughter to Not-Crazy (yet?) Old Maurice, but I’m anticipating possible future tension in recommending this book to Belle. After all, it can’t be easy to adjust to your new life with someone you love while also remaining the primary caregiver for a father who spends a little too much time closed up with his inventions (and, let’s be honest, their fumes).
THE SUN KING
By Nancy Mitford
To be frank, Belle is a lovely and refined young lady – but she is not a born aristocrat. I can only imagine that now that the Beast is a prince again, court functions will be required of the young couple and Belle should be prepared for the intricacies of the French Court in the 18th century.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
By Newt Scamander and J.K. Rowling
I think that Belle clearly misunderstood the title of this book – and, without reading it, mistook it for a dating guide. (It is not. At all. In the slightest.) Once she takes the time to read this book, I think she will love this magical guide to magical creatures – especially now that her life includes a bit more magic than it did before.
I think that Belle would be a big fan of the Provo City Library - a beautiful building filled with books and people who love to read! What other books would you recommend to our most bookish princess?