Books I Read This Week 2018 – 2






So I ended 2017 with 305 books, not bad.

I had Improvement on my library list and wasn’t sure I was going to like it but once I started reading it, I didn’t want to stop. So net-net good read, though not fantastic.

I’d checked out Britt-Marie Was Here at least six times from the library but was never in the mood. I finally read it and I love love loved it of course.

I ended the year with Food Freedom Forever because I’ve been following Hartwig on Instagram and her strength is inspiring to me. I’d never done a Whole30 before the book but I’ve done other similar things. I like the idea of eliminating mostly to pay closer attention to how food affects my body+mood+skin etc. So I am doing a Whole30 this January to test it out. We’ll see how it works.

I started 2018 with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before because I’d never heard of it and apparently it’s being made into a movie in 2018 so I thought it would be fun to read it and it was so much fun that I read the rest of the series: P.S. I still love you  and Always and Forever, Lara Jean. I can’t say they were amazing, but they were like candy. Sweet. And since I am not having actual candy this month, I figured it was okay to substitute 🙂

An Appeal to the World was a super-quick read that I am glad I took a side tour for.

And finally The Music Shop was the first book of 2018 that I love love loved. I really like Rachel Joyce so I wasn’t surprised that her book would be amazing but since it was about a record shop, I wasn’t sure how I would like it. In the end, I loved it. So much heart.

Here’s to another week of wonderful reading.

Books I Read this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Books I Read This Week 2018 – 1






Since I’ve been home and sick most of this week, I read another big batch of course. All of these were read when it was still 2017 so they go in that category. It’s Friday here so I have two more days until this year’s over. It looks like I will finish this year having read 304 books or so. Definitely the most I’ve read in recent history.

I started this week with The Last Black Unicorn which I knew nothing about except that it showed up as recommended or best of the week in every site I visited. As it turned out, it wasn’t a good fit for me at all. I won’t go into the details because I think all the reasons I didn’t like this book were personal to me. Your mileage might vary.

Nourishing Intimacy was another one in my Audible pile and I can always use Tara Brach to take me to a better place. And this was wonderful, of course.

I then tackled Pema’s Coming Closer to Ourselves because it was also on my Audible pile. I love Pema Chodron. I love the way she speaks, I love her wisdom, her honestly, and how readily she shares how flawed she is. I am so glad to have discovered her.

I then read Stick with It because it looked like a good book to start new year’s plans with. It was okay but nothing magical for me. I feel like I stick with things in general so I wasn’t expecting a miracle here but it was still good.

I haven’t read enough Tony Robbins so I was excited to see Unlimited Power at the library but once I started it, I realized it was a super-abridged version at less than one hour. What I listened to was good but of course it was ridiculously short.

It Ends with Us was a recommendation by the most popular reviewer on Goodreads. I don’t usually read Colleen Hoover and I knew nothing about this book because the recommender said not to read what it’s about. I will say I read it super fast, however, I am not sure it was the right book for me. Had I read what it was about, I might have chosen not to read it. 

I picked up Inventing Joy from the library and had no idea what it was about. I thought it was about joy but it’s not, it’s actually about a woman named Joy. The one who invented the miracle mop and her life was made into a movie a few years ago, which I’d watched and liked, so there really was no reason for me to read the book, but the reading was so compelling that I couldn’t stop. I really enjoyed it.

Motherest is the only other fiction I read this week, besides Colleen Hoover, and it was a story about families and mother-daughter relationship and I enjoyed it.

I am almost done with my next book and then have a few more on my pile, so we’ll see how many more I can get through. 

Books I Read this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Books I Read This Week 2017 – 52





This was another big week for reading, mostly because I didn’t have to work this week so I got to have a lot of extra time to read. My goal this week was to go through my list of Audible purchases I’d made over the last two years. Since I spend most of my time on listening from the library, these monthly purchases were piling up so I wanted to get through them for once and all. And I’m now down to five or so. Major progress.

I thought The Solitude of Prime Numbers would be sweet and fun but it ended up not being so at all. I didn’t like it.

A Hundred Thousand Worlds was better and I enjoyed bits and pieces of it a lot. But overall, it still wasn’t one of my favorites, either.

I loved Krisopher Jansma’s previous short story collection so I was really looking forward to reading Why We Came to the City But either it was the wrong time or it just didn’t have the same magic as his previous book.

I was scared to read Artemis because I’d already heard it wasn’t nearly as good as The Martian. And unfortunately, the rumors were true. The book was okay but it was nothing, nothing as magical as The Martian. I hope that his next one is better!

I’ve read a few Anna Quindlen books over the years and I knew I was likely to enjoy Miller’s Valley and I was totally right. I really enjoyed it. Her storytelling is lovely.

The Flood Girls might be one of my favorites from this week. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it but then I really found myself getting into the story and loving all the characters. Liked this one.

I has started The Wangs vs. The World a while ago but never got back to it. I was delighted to finally finish it because it was really good. Funny, sweet, just a solid novel.

The Fishbowl was another one I’d started before but didn’t finish. I almost stopped reading this one twice but in the end I am glad I stuck with it. It was good.

I am now listening to The Hike which isn’t my usual style since it’s borderline horror but I am enjoying it so far. Maybe it’s because it’s also mystical a bit and well-told so far. 

I am typing this on a Saturday so I have about 8 more days before 2017 is over. We’ll see how many more books I can tackle before then. The Hike is #294 so I am optimistic I might reach 300.

Books I Read this Week 2017 is a year-long project for 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here.

Books I Read in 2017

In 2017, I read 305 books.
My favorite read of the year was: This is How it Always Is
My favorite YA read of the year was: Turtles All the Way Down
My favorite middle-grade read of the year was: Full Cicada Moon
My favorite non-fiction read of the year was:  Hunger
Here are my favorites, not in order, by genre: 
  • The Heart’s Invisible Furies
  • Bear Town
  • Lilian Boxfish Talks a Walk
  • The Impossible Fortress
  • The Weight of Ink
  • The Sun and Her Flowers
  • Stay with Me
  • The Ready-Made Thief
  • All Grown Up
  • Sycamore
  • Spoonbenders
  • Standard Deviation
  • Anything is Possible
  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
  • Setting Free the Kites
  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry
  • The Dry
  • Celine
  • Pachinko
  • Faithful
  • Six Wakes
  • The Lonely Hearts Hotel

Young Adult+Middle Grade

  • All the Crooked Saints
  • Full Cicada Moon
  • Letters from Rifka
  • The Golden Compass
  • We are Okay
  • A Million Junes
  • The Hate you Give
  • Strange the Dreamer
  • Scythe
  • Learning to Swear in America
  • Wolf by Wolf


  • The Power of Moments
  • A Mind At Home with Itself
  • The Four Tendencies
  • The Bright Hour
  • Radical Candor
  • Loving What Is
  • Mindshift
  • We Should All be Feminists
  • I’m Judging You
  • Shrill
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

And here’s the full list:

  1. wolf by wolf
  2. learning to swear in america
  3. small great things
  4. because of mr terupt
  5. salt sugar fat – partially
  6. organize today tomorrow
  7. flaws <not done>
  8. The Whole Town’s Talking
  9. The sleeper and the spindle
  10. Wolf in a White Van
  11. Messy (only 2 chapters)
  12. Still Life with Tornado
  13. browsing (partial)
  14. scythe
  15. the diviners
  16. the future of us
  17. the bear and the nightingale
  18. shrill
  19. in defense of food
  20. chasing secrets
  21. the subtle art of not giving a f*ck
  22. a gathering of shadows
  23. lilian boxfish takes a walk
  24. lab girl
  25. The achievement habit
  26. losing it
  27. the look of love
  28. man’s search for meaning
  29. carve the mark
  30. all our wrong todays
  31. the underneath
  32. a truck full of money
  33. this close to happy – halfway
  34. a separation
  35. the lonely hearts hotel
  36. lincoln in the bardo
  37. the three-body problem
  38. my not so perfect life
  39. six wakes
  40. the futures
  41. small admissions
  42. pachinko
  43. you will not have my hate
  44. the impossible fortress
  45. what light
  46. faithful
  47. gemina
  48. the menagerie
  49. version control
  50. exit west
  51. the roanoke girls
  52. i’m judging you
  53. edgar and lucy
  54. the stranger in the woods
  55. the rules do not apply
  56. ill will
  57. celine
  58. number the stars
  59. fuzzy mud
  60. stretch
  61. fear and other uninvited guests
  62. innocents and others
  63. the dry
  64. always
  65. we should all be feminists
  66. dear ijaewele, or a feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions
  67. milk and honey
  68. my grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry
  69. the reader
  70. five dysfunctions of a team
  71. universal harvester
  72. the arrangement
  73. strange the dreamer
  74. solve for happy
  75. eggshells
  76. setting free the kites
  77. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
  78. The Dance of Intimacy
  79. What it Means when a Man Falls from the Sky
  80. Hallelujah Anyway
  81. The Things You Can See Only When you Slow Down
  82. a little more human
  83. this is how it always is****
  84. why won’t you apologize
  85. waking gods
  86. the animators
  87. lucky boy
  88. idaho
  89. perfect little world
  90. the wanderers
  91. hourglass – dani shapiro
  92. the book of polly
  93. the stars are fire
  94. south and west
  95. mindshift
  96. american war
  97. option B
  98. for the love
  99. anything is possible
  100. chasing slow
  101. the hate u give
  102. the upside of unrequited
  103. the one memory of flora banks
  104. the book of joy
  105. beartown
  106. ginny moon
  107. the leavers
  108. men without women
  109. garden of small beginnings
  110. eleanor oliphant is completely fine
  111. dance of anger
  112. the boy on the bridge
  113. The lights we lost
  114. Windfall
  115. new boy
  116. one day we will all be dead and none of this will matter
  117. loving what is
  118. house of names
  119. woman no 17
  120. startup
  121. one of the boys
  122. giant steps
  123. dinner party
  124. the best of adam sharp
  125. golden state
  126. tenth of december
  127. the first bad man
  128. the heirs
  129. trajectory
  130. ramona blue
  131. barrowfields
  132. radical candor
  133. chemistry
  134. craft a life you love
  135. no time like the present
  136. bodhisattva mind
  137. a million junes
  138. standard deviation
  139. touch
  140. overcoming the five dysfunctions of a team
  141. white fur
  142. the bright hour
  143. do not become alarmed
  144. The new old me
  145. The answers
  146. Midnight at the bright ideas bookstore
  147. You don’t look your age and other fairy tales
  148. Dear cyborgs
  149. The chalk artist
  150. A house among the trees
  151. Ministry of utmost happiness
  152. The shack
  153. void star
  154. the fifth season
  155. hungry
  156. fireworks
  157. f*ck feelings
  158. windfall
  159. body love
  160. stories of your life and others
  161. the end of men
  162. spoonbenders
  163. Making friends with your mind
  164. sycamore
  165. what we lose
  166. we are okay
  167. all grown up
  168. don’t bite the hook
  169. hello sunshine
  170. The reason you’re alive
  171. words in deep blue
  172. when dimple met rishi
  173. watch me disappear
  174. A Beautiful, Terrible Thing
  175. Normal
  176. Who is Rich
  177. made for love
  178. make your bed
  179. the turquoise table
  180. less
  181. rabbit cake
  182. after on
  183. spirit junkie
  184. the little things
  185. Rising Strong as a Spiritual practice
  186. Mrs. Fletcher
  187. the dying game
  188. the epiphany machine
  189. hunch
  190. becoming wise
  191. the readymade thief
  192. impossible views of the world
  193. the breakdown
  194. our chemical hearts
  195. perfect just as you are
  196. joy diet
  197. the driver
  198. the marriage pact
  199. The misadventures of awkward black girl
  200. of mess and moxie
  201. amanda wakes up
  202. the locals
  203. class mom
  204. reincarnation blues
  205. almost missed you
  206. home fire
  207. stress proof
  208. would everybody please stop
  209. stay with me
  210. 13 things mentally strong people don’t do – half
  211. the child
  212. a life of adventure and delight
  213. it’s not yet dark
  214. george and lizzie
  215. dinner at the center of the earth
  216. the how of happiness
  217. braving the wilderness
  218. little fires everywhere
  219. flesh and bone and water
  220. i liked my life
  221. the ninth hour
  222. since we fell
  223. new people
  224. conversations with friends
  225. the four tendencies
  226. letters from rifka
  227. they both die in the end
  228. warcross
  229. jane, unlimited
  230. a mind at home with itself
  231. unfuck yourself
  232. forest dark
  233. turtles all the way down
  234. no asshole rule
  235. the sun and her flowers
  236. sourdough
  237. the power of moments
  238. strengths switch
  239. everyone’s a aliebn when ur a alienbn too
  240. towers falling
  241. autonomous
  242. manhattan beach
  243. sing unburied sing
  244. the pema chodron audio collection
  245. the wisdom of sundays
  246. the rules of magic
  247. reset
  248. a short history of the girl next door
  249. dunbar
  250. almost sisters
  251. grit
  252. we need to talk
  253. lagom
  254. dear martin
  255. Heather, the totality
  256. The snow child
  257. I am not your perfect mexican daughter
  258. full cicada moon
  259. Permission to screw up
  260. The golden compass
  261. Real love
  262. Celebrations
  263. Bonfire
  264. Fierce kingdom
  265. The power
  266. Insight
  267. The Weight of Ink
  268. Long Way Down
  269. All the Crooked Saints
  270. Five Carat Soul (some of the stories)
  271. Future Home of the Living God
  272. The gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue
  273. Your best year 2018
  274. The heart’s invisible furies
  275. The Deal of a Lifetime
  276. Dear Fahrenheit 451
  277. Inherit the wind
  278. Rain Reign
  279. Seven days of us
  280. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
  281. The Uterus is a Feature not a Bug
  282. The story of Arthur truluv
  283. Invincible Summer
  284. Young Jane young
  285. Far from the Tree
  286. Solitude of Prime Numbers
  287. A hundred thousand worlds
  288. Why We Came to the City
  289. Artemis
  290. Miller’s Valley
  291. Flood Girls
  292. The Wangs vs The World
  293. Fishbowl
  294. The Hike
  295. The Last Black Unicorn
  296. Nourishing Intimacy
  297. Coming Closer to Ourselves 
  298. Stick with It
  299. Unlimited Power
  300. It Ends with Us
  301. Inventing Joy
  302. Motherest
  303. Improvement
  304. Britt-Marie was Here
  305. Food Freedom Forever
For 2018 I plan to use a sheet to track my reading. Here’s to another year of reading!

Books I Read This Week 2017 – 51





This was a big week for reading. I had a little extra time and I finished several books that I had started a while ago. 

I started with Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian’s Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life which sounded like a good idea and was cute but if anything it was too cute. Trying too hard to be cute. 

I read  Inherit the Wind  for our Lit Club with the middle graders. I had heard of it but never read it. I am glad I did. It’s funny!

Nathaniel was reading Rain Reign for his Lit Club so I read it alongside him to help with his understanding and homework discussions. It is a fantastic book if you have a 3-6th grader.

I had attempted Seven Days of Us unsuccessfully before but decided to tackle it this time and I liked it. It wasn’t pithy or amazing but it was still enjoyable. 

I had also attempted How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk  before but hadn’t managed to finish it. I finally did. Solid ideas but nothing super-new to me. If only I could actually implement these consistently.

I wasn’t sure if I would like A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug but decided to give it a try and enjoyed it enough to keep going. Worthwhile for me.

The Story of Arthur Truluv  is Elizabeth Berg’s new novel and I love her. She did not disappoint. So sweet, this one.

I bought Invincible Summer on Audible months ago and hadn’t read it so I decided to finally read it. I was a sweet tale of 3 friends. It wasn’t the best book I read but it was okay.

Young Jane Young is by Gabrielle Zevin who wrote several books I’ve loved reading. So I’d bought this one on Audible too and finally read it. It was good but not great.

When I was at my YA Book Club earlier this week, my friend Angela recommended Far From the Tree which just won the National Book Award. She said she really liked it and I had just checked it out from the library so I decided to read it next. It was fabulous. 

Relatively good week of reading. Two more weeks left in this year. Here’s to more reading!

Books I Read this Week 2017 is a year-long project for 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here.

Books I Read This Week 2017 – 50

I skipped Erdrich’s previous novel but I loved the one before that (Round House) so I was excited to tackle her new dystopian novel: Future Home of the Living God. And while it was hard to read (because let’s admit it, none of her novels are easy to read – subject-matter wise) I enjoyed this book. I connect with her writing style even if I’ve had enough of dystopian for a while.

I picked up The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue for my Young Adult book club and I wanted to like it because everyone seems to have. But alas, it wasn’t for me. I don’t seem to connect with characters that go frolicking around regardless of what century they are in.

Your Best Year 2018: Life Edition was my new reflection/planning purchase for this year. I did 14 pages of journaling thanks to it on the plane to Sydney. I am enjoying using this book so far and look forward to continue using it. I’ve read all the pages up until the planner part starts which I will use in January.

I also finally got to read The Heart’s Invisible Furies which I’d checked out twice before. I made a list of books I want to make sure to read before 2017 is over and this one was on my list, so I decided I was going to tackle it for once and all. I am so so glad I did. I love love love loved this book. Even though I find Irish literature so difficult most of the time, this was a fantastic book. It was touching and funny. Some of the best dialogue I’ve read in a while. Loved this one.

The Deal of a Lifetime  is a short story by the wonderful Backman. I figured he wouldn’t disappoint me and of course he didn’t. It’s super fast read and I read it twice.

Fewer books this week since the Boyne book was so long. But so so worth it.

Books I Read this Week 2017 is a year-long project for 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here.

Books I Read This Week 2017 – 49

I’d checked out Fierce Kingdom a few times this year but didn’t manage to read it before. It was finally time. I’d read the author’s previous novel as well and hadn’t realized it was the same person until I was done but afterwards I did think about how it felt similar in atmosphere to the first book even though that one takes place in a women’s jail. This was an interesting read.

I was really looking forward to The Power which sounded like a super-interesting premise but in the end I feel it dragged on and on and on. It would have been much more interesting if it were half as long. I had a hard time getting through this one.

Insight was a quick read and gave me some thoughts to ponder. I spend a lot of time reflecting so there wasn’t anything super incredibly new here but I always like books like this.

I also finally got to read The Weight of Ink which my friend had recommended months and months ago but I had never gotten around to reading. It finally became available in the library and I jumped on it and then used my long flight to Australia to listen. I loved this book. Historical fiction is not my genre and neither is Jewish history. But this was wonderful. 

Long Way Down was a quick but impactful read. 

Then it was time to grab All the Crooked Saints because I love love love Stiefvater. I had heard this wasn’t her best but I am going to disagree. I loved it. I love her.

I then moved to Five-Carat Soul. Short story collections aren’t really my thing but I did read and love his previous book. So I loved the first story and liked the second one okay, but then I stopped reading because really short story collections are not my thing.

On book number 272 now. Here’s to a few more awesome books, especially for the long flights ahead.

Books I Read this Week 2017 is a year-long project for 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here.

Books I Read This Week 2017 – 48

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter 

was next  in my library queue. I wasn’t sure what it was about but wanted to read it anyway. I am glad I did. I liked it. Nothing amazing but a lovely book.

I also finally finished Full Cicada Moon which I was reading for Lit Club in my kids’ school. I love love loved this book. I cannot recommend it enough. It can be both Middle Grade and Young Adult. I loved it as an adult.

Permission to Screw Up  was a quick and easy read about someone I didn’t know at all and a topic I am not usually interested in but it was still interesting and thought provoking.

I also finally got to read The Golden Compass which has been on my list for years and years. It was fantastic.

It was time for some mindfulness so Real Love was the perfect choice for that. I love Sharon Salzberg.

Celebrations was super-quick and my first Maya Angelou. I loved it.

I was dying to read Bonfire because I had heard it was a great read. I had to wait patiently until some of my other library reads were done and it was worth the wait. I read it all in one sitting and really enjoyed its fast pace.

Book number 265 now. Here’s to a few more awesome books, especially for the long flights ahead.

Books I Read this Week 2017 is a year-long project for 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here.

Books I Read This Week 2017 – 47

Sometimes I get to a point where I don’t feel like reading anything that’s in my list of books. I have piles and piles from the library and then I start at them and nothing jumps out at me. This is where I was when I finally picked up We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter and it was the best transition book. It was interesting, not super long and engaging. I knew nothing about the author and had no preconceived ideas. I enjoyed it.

I then moved on to Lagom: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life because I knew it would be light and easy and still fun and useful, and it was exactly all that.

I then finally felt like reading more but still not sure so I chose Dear Martin which I thought would be right there. and it was. I liked it a lot. I am glad I read it.

I knew very little about Heather, the Totality except that it was by the person who wrote Mad Men and it was really short. I figured there was no harm in picking it up and giving it a try. Before I knew it, i had already finished it. It wasn’t my favorite. Ended abruptly. Felt like it was a character study but with characters that weren’t worth studying.

I then decided I was ready for The Snow Child even though i knew it would be depressing. It was actually not as depressing as I worried it would be and I ended up really liking it. Sometimes it’s finally the right time and mental state for me to read a book and this was that.

I have a few books that are underway and I am looking forward to Thanksiving downtime and the flight to Sydney to read a bunch more on my list!

Books I Read this Week 2017 is a year-long project for 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here.

Books I Read This Week 2017 – 46

I’m a fan of Alice Hoffman and I knew I was going to like Rules of Magic and I wasn’t disappointed. She has a way with words and characters that I always find myself getting lost in her books. This one was no exception.

I am not sure what compelled me to read Reset. While I work in Silicon Valley and am no stranger to all the issues around being a woman, I am not sure Ellen Pao is my model for how to make things better. But I picked it up and started it and found myself wanting to continue. I am glad I read it but there are other people who inspire me a lot more. I especially feel inspired by a friend at work who continues to help me think differently about all of these issues and to challenge myself and the people around me and the company, too.

I then grabbed A Short History of the Girl Next Door which was a light read but not at all what it promised to be. I didn’t dislike it but I also didn’t love it.

I was looking forward to Dunbar which is the newest installment of the Shakespeare retellings. This one is on King Lear, one of the best. But alas this particular retelling didn’t speak to me. Partly because the audio was terrible and partly because I just didn’t like the plot/perspective the author took for the retelling.

I had started Almost Sisters a few months ago but never finished it. When it came up in my queue again, I decided I would finally finish it. It was okay. It was an enjoyable read. But I just want better books at the moment.

I also finally finished Grit which gave me a lot to think about around how to live my life, raise my kids and make decisions. I am still thinking about it and maybe I can find ways to incorporate it into my 2018 planning a bit.

Here’s to more reading this week!

Books I Read this Week 2017 is a year-long project for 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here.

Books I Read This Week 2017 – 45

I’ve liked Jennifer Egan’s previous books but I wasn’t sure about Manhattan Beach especially since Historical Fiction and I find that genre to be hit or miss for me. But I really enjoyed this book. I read it all pretty much in one shot.

Sing, Unburied, Sing however was a different story. I started and stopped it many, many times. I wanted to not finish it but then felt like I should. After many weeks, I dragged myself through it and I am sorry that I did. It was devastating.

To heal myself, I moved on to The Pema Chodron Audio Collection. She is always what I need. Again and again.

I am now almost done with The Wisdom of Sundays which is also healing, thought provoking, and really good for me.

Here’s to more reading this week!

Books I Read this Week 2017 is a year-long project for 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here.

Books I Read This Week 2017 – 44

I read about Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too in a blog I read where the person said it was their best read of the year. I had never heard of this author so I must be missing some context because I wasn’t crazy about it at all.

I knew I would like  The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact  and I wasn’t wrong. Great book that I want to read at least once more for practical steps I want to take.

The Strength Switch: How The New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish  was also very practical and I loved it. I love the idea of the perspective shift this book recommends. I will need to read it a few times.

I read Towers Falling for the 5/6th grade Lit Club I teach at my sons’ school. It was about Sept 11, which I lived through in NYC. I didn’t like the book for a multitude of reasons. It was also the first time I read a book and listened to it where the narrator was incredibly awful. Above and beyond bad.

I am now almost done with Autonomous and even though I read all of it, I can’t fully tell you what it’s about. I mean I can but not really. Not sure it was worth all the time.

Here’s to more & better reading this week!

Books I Read this Week 2017 is a year-long project for 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here.