Wow, I have over a year and a half to update, so I’ll keep the commentary to a minimum and just catch everyone up on our reading list…
June: If I Stay, by Gayle Forman
July: A Wild Ride Through the Night, by Walter Moers
September: A Good and Happy Child, by Justin Evans
November: Broken Monsters, by Lauren Beukes
December: The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
January: Far From the Tree, by Andrew Solomon
February: Me Talk Pretty One Day, by Dave Sedaris
April: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers
This one generated a lot of discussion…
May: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
June: The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith
I really liked this book and I hope I get around to reading the sequels someday.
July: Many Lives Many Masters, by Brian L. Weiss
August: All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
I absolutely LOVED this book.
October: Mothers Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of a Tragedy, by Sue Klebold
November: Voices in the Night, by Steven Millhauser
I wasn’t a huge fan. But I did discover the use of audio books with this book, and it’s been a game changer.
January: A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
Loved, loved, loved.
Bonus: because thanks to audio books, I listen to them while I pump at work and on my way to work and home. It’s not quite the same as reading them myself, but it’s better than not reading at all. I do think this is pretty life changing for me…so, I finished our January book with time to spare and decided to start reading Yes, Please by Amy Poehler. An enjoyable “read” so far!
I also missed reading quite a few of these books…with having a toddler, then being pregnant, then adjusting to life with two kids…time was harder to find and I was much pickier about what books I chose to read. I’ll usually give anything a try, and I’m really looking forward to Literate Lushes in 2017 and hopefully reading all the books that we pick, and MORE! I have so many books written down in the Notes section of my phone and it would be nice to scratch some off instead of just continuously adding more books I want to read.