What I’m Reading: A few standouts so far
I love reading. I usually having a few books going at once. A few on my kindle, one on my phone, an audio book, a print book... it gets a bit much, but I love it.
I have read 50 books this year so far. I love reading and usually have a book or two going and one in the car to fight road rage. (Said jokingly… but kinda truthfully)
So I wanted to share 5 of the books I’ve enjoyed the most this year, so far and in no particular order:
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Do you remember the movie Sliding Doors that came out years ago? Similar concept, but much better. A woman goes out one night and one decision splits in two very different lives. I listened to this in my car and didn't want the drive to end at times.
Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore
I love southern lit. This was a book I picked up at McKays our local treasure trove used books store. Set in the 70's in Ringgold, GA features a Baptist preachers daughter who just wants to escape her small town. Easy, quick, sometimes deep read. You kinda want to sit on the porch with a few of the different characters.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Ah, my inner angsty teen heart loves this book of poetry. Simple prose and deep thoughts. I bought the book at a local book shop in East Nashville and it stays in my car. Because who doesn't neeeed a book of poetry in their car?
One More Thing, Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak
I wanted to hate this book and find it pretentious. But I loved it. I really enjoy short stories and this was a fun book. I listened to the audio version and B.J. Novak and friends narrate the different stories.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
I read this completely in a day. I started it in the laundry mat and couldn't put it down. Don't pass up the print edition, the illustrations add to the book. Deep subject matter, but good and stays with you. Confession, I only picked it up because I want to see the movie, I don't regret that decision.
What have you read so far this year that stands out? Either good or bad?