I’m trying (it’s so hard) to prioritize books in my life. When I do, I feel happier and more connected. I would say I’m doing a slightly better job of it, but I could still dedicate a lot more time to reading. Here are a few of the books that are currently on my lists:
Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore: This was an absolutely magical read. It will remind you of the sheer wonder of books and the daring and beautiful places they take us. If you’re local to the bay area, you’ll love the bay area references sprinkled throughout.
Daring Greatly: I should write a whole post on this book, but I should also read it three more times. There were parts that were slower for me, but other parts that knocked my socks off. Brene Brown is one smart lady, and her thoughts on vulnerability and shame are extremely powerful. The parenting section especially resonated with me.
Allegiant: The third book in the Divergent series was shocking and still has me thinking. I”m not sure quite yet how I feel about the ending, but I loved the series. I’m officially read to see the films.
Bringing up Bebe: I listened to this book on audio right after I found out I was pregnant, and I found it very interesting and helpful. I thought her lessons were very straightforward and practical.
The Goldfinch: I’m about a third of the way into this one, and I’m loving the writing. Can’t wait to see where the story goes.
A Hologram for the King: This one has been hard for me to make it through. I’ve picked it up and put it down several times. I love Dave Eggers, so I’m willing to stick it out, but I’m hoping things will pick up soon.
Flight Behavior: I read a few pages of this at night before I go to sleep, and so far I’m intrigued.
Great with Child: I’ve heard about this book from several friends and bloggers. I’m eager to find some books to read while I’m pregnant that are a good balance of informative and entertaining.
A Short History of Nearly Everything: I figure that since in a few years I’ll need to explain lots of things to our kiddo, a refresher might be nice.
Life After Life: Several good friends have recommended this book to me, so I’m in.
The Orphan Master’s Son: Everyone I know who has read this Pulitzer Prize winner has said that it’s brilliant and intense. I keep putting it off because it’s seems almost too intense, but I’m also eager to dig in.
What books are on your read, reading or to read lists?