Books I Read This Week 2018 – 07

A bunch more reading this week. Some great books.

In the Midst of Winter was my first abandon. I read 3/4ths of it but just couldn’t get into it and have read enough other books on immigration that I couldn’t get myself to finish this one.

Awakening your Ikigai was wonderful, I highlighted so many sections and will need to refer back to it again and again. 

When was also great. some great lessons and food for thought. It’s not a long book but it’s full of gems.

How to be Everything was my favorite read of the week. I had this book checked out several times before I finally got to read it and it was written for me. Exactly for me. I am a multipotentialite as she likes to call it and it felt so wonderful to read about myself in a book!

The Last Mrs. Parrish was one I’d attempted before, too and I finally finished it. The twist was too similar to the one I read a few weeks ago (The Wife between us) and it was more poorly written. Some quite awful dialogue. So this is a meh.

Here’s to reading more!


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 – 06

 

 

 

 

Well, as expected, a lot of reading this week. I was on a long plane ride and have had a weekend day alone. Those help with the book reading 🙂

Still Life was in and out of my library queue quite a few times before I finally decided to tackle it. It was a well-written mystery.

Everything Here is Beautiful was lovely. Sad but lovely. About sisters and mental illness. 

The Days When Birds Come Back wasn’t that great for me. I just couldn’t get into the story and felt Meh by the time I was done with it.

Call Me By Your Name was one of my very favorite movies of 2017 and as soon as the movie was over, I know I wanted to read it. Reading the book, they were pretty true to it in the movie. I loved it. I love this story.

So You Want to Talk about Race was educational, eye-opening and very worthwhile. 

Advice Not Given was also worthwhile. This one will require thinking and rereading.

I read Gather the Daughters in one sitting. I had also checked this out of the library many many times and finally i decided to read it. It was so good that I gave up on audio and read the book during a 4-hour breakfast on my second day in Sydney. I didn’t get up until it was done. 

The Immortalists was also good. I know this book got mixed reviews but I really liked it.

Grateful for several good books this week!


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 – 05

Not a lot of reading this week. Partly because my first book dragged on and i wouldn’t quit and partly because the other two were long. 

Happiness for Humans was my first week of the week and it was just too long for what it was. Cute but just not enough.

Grist Mill Road was good. I liked the character development and I liked reading it. Fast and sort of mystery, sort of not. It was like Dennis Lehane books. 

This Could Hurt was a fun read and also sweet and also smart. It was long but I am glad I read it. 

I have travel coming this week so I imagine I will read a bunch then.


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 – 4

 

 

 

 

 

It was a long weekend and that meant a lot of books, for me.

The Afterlives was quite an interesting read and even hard to explain. I liked it because it was so very unique. 

I wanted to read Molly’s Game because I’ve been wanting to see the movie and when my library added it to its pile, I figured it would be great to read it first. I liked it.

Green is another interesting book. A coming of age story of a white Jewish boy in a predominantly African American school/neighborhood. It was painful but a good read. 

Tell Me Why was my first time reading Corrigan and I loved it. Essays about ordinary but beautiful life and also sickness and motherhood. 

When Things Fall Apart was my regular fix of Pema. She never disappoints me.

I drove us back from San Diego and had just an hour left in the drive so Wishtree was the best book to tackle since it was only an hour long (at 2x speed.) and it was beautiful. wonderful. lovely.

I am not sure why I picked up The Wife Between Us because I thought it would be one of those mysteries I am so sick of reading but in the end it was not. I liked it quite a bit. There were two twists and I liked both of them. 

The Giver was a reread for the Middle Grade Lit Club I teach. It was even more powerful the second time around. So so so good.

The State of Affairs was for a client and I am glad I read it even though I skipped bits of it since I felt she could have used a better editor. Still a good book.

A good variety this week.


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 – 3

I read four books this week and none of them were amazing.

I picked up The Woman in the Window because nothing on my pile was inspiring me but I should have known better. I am just not into these types of books and I should quit reading them, it’s like I won’t learn.

I read Fire and Fury fast because I didn’t want to read on this topic for a long time. I didn’t think there was anything particularly eye opening in it and net net it was meh.

I tried reading Bernstein before and I have never been successful but Judgement Detox felt like a good topic. I’d say I am not super judgmental but I figured there’s always things I can learn about being more open minded, judging even less, etc. In the end, I think this book was halfway interesting. Her approach to life is just possibly too different than mine (at least in this moment in time) so her words don’t really resonate with me.

I’d had Secret Thoughts of Successful Women on my list a few times so I finally read it. It’s mostly about Impostor Syndrome and this, too, was way way way too long for what it was. I could have read a long, interesting article and it would have been much better.

Here’s to better books next week.


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 – 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.