I think it’s sort of fitting to post about the books I have been reading lately because it’s Valentine’s Day and reading has always been one of my great loves.
Also, because I Have Opinions, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on each book this go-round!
Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
I really liked this.
Thrive by Arianna Huffington
This book was extremely boring and the writing was hard to follow, but at its core the message was good. We need to take care of ourselves in order to be successful. Making the time and space to do that matters.
Not That Kind Of Girl by Lena Dunham
I had extremely high expectations for this book and I found it to be more disturbing than anything else.
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Apparently everyone read this book for a class at some point between middle school and high school. We in the Wayzata School District did not. The movie was actually on HBO for the last month or so and I kept catching snippets of it when Marcus was watching. I then decided that if I wanted to watch the movie, I needed to read the book and I’m actually pretty glad that I did. I also think it is important to note that the movie is painfully faithful to the book, rivaling only Matilda for plot fidelity in my opinion.
I feel like I’ve been just inundated with good books lately. Or I have a highly functioning reserves list at the library. When I did a final count of the books I read in 2014, I think I read…53? I don’t necessarily have a book per week goal for 2015, but it is sort of nice to know how quickly I am moving through them. Of these four, I would say they were all really excellent, but also all very different.
Us by David Nicholls
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
As y’all are well aware, Saturday and Sunday are my favorite days to go to the library. Sometimes that involves going to the actual building, other times that involves cruising what is available through the Hennepin County eLibrary. Here’s what I read to round out 2014.
Manhattan, When I Was Young by Mary Cantwell
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein
White Tiger on Snow Mountain by David Gordon
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
What have you been reading? Tell me what I need to put on my reserves list!
So I think I went through one of those phases where I wasn’t in the mood to read. I don’t know why it seemed like too much, but the idea of opening an actual book (or my kindle, for that matter) just seemed like a lot of work.
Worn Stories by Emily Spivack
Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter by Melissa Francis
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Euphoria by Lily King
What have you been reading lately?
I hope y’all aren’t bored to tears that I persist with my little book reports from time to time. These are all books that (finally) came off of my holds list. None of them exactly qualify as intellectual, but reading chapter books is supposed to be fun, right?
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
What are you reading?
I’ve read a weird combination of books lately. The Hennepin County Library system has a great eBooks catalog (I have yet to buy one!) but since everyone else in the county knows about it as well, there are definitely wait times for certain books. I guess the exciting part is that I never know what I will get to check out next?
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Leisureville by Andrew Blechman
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read lately?
Y’all, I am giving up on the cute, book-related names for these posts. We know I’m going to read books and we know I’m going to tell you about them. What have I been reading lately?
The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith
Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun
Bond Girl by Erin Duffy
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
What have you been reading lately?