I was inspired by my fellow friend and blogger at themamabomb.com to share my book list with you.
I am an avid reader- and many of you who know me in "real life" know I spend most of my free time with a book...or my kindle, or both. I thought I'd share with you some books I'm looking forward to reading this year and what I've thought of the ones I've already read. If you want my complete list, and are a reader like me- feel free to follow me on Goodreads.
Right now I'm reading Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Anna Whiston-Donaldson. I just started it, and I love it so far. It is heartbreaking and honest. It will have you in tears and laughing out loud. I can't wait to finish it.
I just finished The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I couldn't put it down! I'm not *usually* much into reading historical fiction, but this book totally changed my mind. It is a heroic and sad tale of two sisters and their roles in WWII France. It is very well written and it feels like you're there, going through everything that these two sisters are experiencing. I definitely recommend this. It's a fairly long book, but I gobbled it up in 3 days.
Before that, I read Before I Go by Colleen Oakley. It was pretty good, and the main character is very relate-able. I would probably think the same way if I were in here situation. I don't want to give away too much of the plot, but I do recommend it.
I just realized all of the books I recommended are pretty sad books, so it looks like I'll have to pick up something more lighthearted next.
Here's my to-read list this spring:
- I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend by Martin Short. I love Martin Short, he always makes me laugh. I will probably get this book on Audible so that I can hear it read by him, which I'm sure will make it even better.
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I have this book on my library wait list, and can't wait until it's my turn!
- Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life by Ruth Soukup. I love her blog and can't wait to pick up this book.
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio. This is a young adult book, but I really want to read it. My son was born with a craniofacial disorder (like the boy in the book). My son's is much less severe, but the surgical team actually recommended it to us, and other parents who's children suffer from similar disorders.
- Still Alice by Lisa Genova. I know this will be a tough read, but I've been wanting to read it for awhile. I definitely want to read it before I see the movie.
So, that's my spring to-read list. What's on your lists? I'd love any recommendations from my fellow avid readers!