i’m striving to make reading a high priority this year for myself. it’s something that i deeply enjoy and fell wayside last year so i’m picking up where i left off back in my college days and spending my quiet time reading.
hopefully this will be the first of many book reports in 2015!
yes please by amy poehler // i didn’t love or hate amy poehler before i picked this book up. i have never watched much of what she is in but i did love tina fey’s book so i figured if it was anything like tina’s, this book by amy would be phenomenal. no surprise that i was right. what i didn’t expect was for this book to hit me hard. between the postpartum stuff and the saying sorry when making a mistake and the stuff about her parents and creativity and the difference between men and women. i don’t know…it all kinda hit me. and i teared up in some parts. and then i laughed hysterically in some parts. and i highlighted a lot of it. this book will definitely be one i read again…and i usually don’t read books twice.
cold tangerines by shauna neiquist // i read shauna’s two other books in the past and i had a feeling i might fall in love with this book too but i didn’t realize how much until i was in the thick of it. she celebrates the rawness and reality of life and the amazing way god shapes everything. it’s a good reminder that we all struggle in something every day. this book rocked me like very few others have and i can’t wait to implement some of the intelligence i took away from shauna.
the fringe hours by jessica turner // this was a book that was constantly popping up in my instagram feed (do you notice how books tend to do that? like gone girl or not that kind of girl?) and after reading so many good reviews, i knew i had to see what all the hype was about. from the minute i opened up this book i was in. the format is incredible because it speaks as a workbook and gives you space to answer questions, wide margins to take notes (you’re going to want to take notes) and give you challenges/assignments. it’s a good book for any woman who is dying to have some time for herself but just can’t seem to find it or has a hard time with setting responsibilities aside to nurture her needs. i will tell you this though; this book doesn’t give you a magical extra hour in the day. a lot of it was stuff i already knew but just didn’t realize. i was reminded of a lot though and am excited to start using some of her tips in my every day routine.
what about you?