Winter List // What I'm Reading
I made it to 40/52 books in 2018. I am hoping this year I finally meet my goal of 52 books in 52 weeks! Third times a charm, right? Here’s what I’ve read since we last checked in. There’s some goodies in here.
Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang - I loved this book so much and could not shut up about it. I recommended it for the Movers + Makers book club, and even inspired Sierra to write a blog post about it. THAT GOOD. If you are creative and have never really understood why you are productive sometimes, but not all times - you need this book. I did some skimming because it is research HEAVY, but good stuff overall.
Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Shaefer - I also loved this nonfiction read on female friendship. She reminded me of my past and maybe why sometimes friendships were so hard in middle school, high school and college. But, also reminded me how sweet they are as an adult. Here’s to my gal crew - you know who you are and you know you keep my sane.
The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr - I am ALMOST finished with this. Reading slowly with a local woman gang at ANC. But, I am loving Rohr’s perspective on the trinity and the importance of living and being in the FLOW.
Story Driven: You don't need to compete when you know who you are by Bernadette Jiwa - This was another biz read with Movers + Makers and got me thinking outside the box for myself and my clients.
The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon - I devoured this novel one night in the bathtub. It has great characterization of both Will and his girlfriend. The implications of being in love and seeking belonging are heavy and the consequences are heart wrenching.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - I FINALLY got around to reading this and it broke my heart. I thought it was an amazing story to tell from a teen’s perspective, proving that no matter how old you are oppression exists and your voice matters. The movie was pretty good too with a twist ending different than the novel.
Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli - I am pretty sure I bought this in an airport on whim and then read the entire thing on the plane. Written during Obama’s presidency Valerie points out the issues of immigration in our country through stories of real people. After reading this I wanted to get up from my couch and reach out to my immigrant neighbor, which we did.
What I am currently reading:
In the Woods by Tana French - I had nightmares last night, it’s fine. Thanks, Ari.
Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs - This is our FIRST EVER OMG I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT book club pick for the Writing Home Society. I just started, but it is amazing and compelling and not just about Steve Jobs.
STILL on my To Read List:
Nudge by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle
Remember God by Annie F. Downs
& finally (for now) Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey.
Tell me what you’re reading and what I should add to my list!