Somehow, one of my busiest months so far this year resulted in me reading more books than I ever have in a single month before! I started the month of March with a frenzied need for a silver lining, had just finished a heartbreaking read in February.
If Beale Street Could Talk – James Baldwin
I read this one fairly quickly, needing to know how it ended, pleading with the pages for a happy ending. Had it not been for the recent movie I likely would not have known this book existed but I am delighted to have been exposed to the fantastic writing of James Baldwin. A deep story on love, injustice, family and faith.
The One Thing – Gary Keller w/ Jay Papasan
Truthfully I started this one in February, but read it slowly with intention. It was given to me by a colleague whose expertise I value in high regard, and so wanted to be sure to soak up all of the knowledge this book offers. Probably the best “self-help” book I’ve read, though it is a genre I typically steer away from. Realistic, practical life changes that I was immediately inspired to put into action. Highly recommend for anyone who feels flustered, scattered or in search of direction (spoiler) you have all of the tools you already need inside of you!
There There – Tommy Orange
You already know I adored this novel. So much so that I made it one of April’s Book Club meet up picks! I cannot say enough good things about this book. The writing style is unique, the characters are complex yet relatable, and the underlying themes are profound. A truly incredible read.
Daisy Jones & The Six –Taylor Jenkins Reid
I have been going back and forth on how I feel about this one for a week or so now. It was so incredibly hyped up pre-release that my expectations were higher than usual for most books I pick up. That is not to say that I didn’t enjoy this read, I did, however it left me wanting more. More layers, more character development, more growth. I suppose I am in a phase of my life where I’m dissatisfied if a book doesn’t teach me something, offer me personal growth or introduce me to a new perspective. It felt like watching an after dinner TV drama, but one I’d nonetheless watch to the end. Looking forward to the limited series.
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