Wednesday, April 06, 2016

spring book report.

spring book report / sunshineandwhimsy.net

I managed to read 5 books during the past month AND it's still the school year. That's practically a miracle! (Okay, I listened to 2 of them, but they still count!)

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes / I listened to this as an audiobook and I'm so glad I did! I loved hearing Shonda's voice rather than reading it, especially for the parts of the book that were speeches she had written and delivered at events. She offered some great gems of wisdom and I had a lot of fun discussing them at my book club.

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant / Excellent read! I wanted to read this quickly because it was so good, but I also didn't want it to end because it was so good! If you're a woman, friend, mother, daughter, interested in history, or just love a good novel, you should read this.

Daring Greatly by Bren√© Brown / Another audiobook. It took me a while to get into this. I kept going though, because I've heard nothing but high praise for Bren√© Brown's work. I think most of what I didn't like was the narrator's voice. There were some valuable insights here, and I especially enjoyed the parts that spoke specifically about relationships and workplaces. I almost think every leader should have to read this.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah / The best book I've read in a long time! (I was tempted to write that in all caps.) I spent an entire Saturday in bed reading this and cried through the last third of it. It's so good! I've read a lot of books set during WWII, and this is one of my favourites. If you're only going to read one book from this post, it should be this one, hands down.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee / I read this in high school, probably like most of you. I remember liking it then, especially compared to many of the other books I read in school, but I've been meaning to re-read it for a few years now. I finally borrowed it from my school's library and I raced through it. This book definitely stands the test of time. I'd recommend reading it, whether it'll be your first time or your second (or your third).

Go Set a Watchman and The Tao of Pooh are up next for me.

Have you read any of these? What have you read and loved recently?

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