Okay, I’ve officially ended my mini reading hiatus. I feel like nearly everything in life, reading is a habit. I know that I have to commit to reading for at least fifteen minutes a day and then after about a week or so I don’t even think about needing to read… I just do it.
And weening myself of the black hole that is Netflix helps, too (Gilmore Girls though…. 🙌🏻).
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I have finished three books since the last time I updated you guys. I LOVE sharing what books I’m reading and loving here. If you want to stay up to date with what I’ve read in real time, I use Goodreads to log my reading.
We Are Called to Rise // This was recommended to me by a fellow book lover. It’s a wonderful story of intertwined lives. The author Laura McBride says of the book, “I wanted the reader to walk away believing that, with all our faults, human beings are worth saving.” The book moves slowly as you learn about the characters triumphs and failures. I love the way she wrote it. Each character has his or her very distinct voice, my favorite being third grader Bashkim.
Scrappy Little Nobody // I personally wasn’t head over heels about Anna Kendrick’s book, but I’m still sharing it because almost everyone I know loved it. (So there must be something wrong with me and not the book!) It was a super quick read, and I found it pretty interesting to get to know a little more about Anna. Certain parts of the book resonated more with me than others, but when it’s good, it’s really good. I think at the end of it, the biggest takeaway is that Anna Kendrick is just like everybody else, which isn’t a bad thing at all.
The Hopefuls // I couldn’t put this book down when I was in Florida. It’s about a couple living in DC, and the role politics plays in their (and their friends’) lives. I Snapchatted saying I was reading it and a few people responded saying they found the book “depressing.” Towards the end of the book, I definitely understood what they meant. However, I still thought it was a great, quick, and easy read. (The book takes place at the same time I was in DC for school… I particularly loved the references to things that happened in DC at the time, like I attended the Neighborhood Ball and the Snowpocalypse in 2010!)
Right now I’m juggling four books at the same time, and I have a massive stack of books on my nightstand just waiting for me to dig into. Still, I would love to hear your recommendations for great books– have you read something particularly noteworthy lately?