This month I’m mixing it up with one fiction book and one nonfiction book. One thing Brian and I have started doing intentionally lately is setting aside 10-30 minutes at night before bed to just read for pleasure. It’s not only making our evenings much more relaxing, but it’s also helping me tackle my ever-growing “must-read” list. Win-win!
The Martian by Andy Weir
I honestly didn’t ever plan to read this book until last weekend when I had my mind set on renting the movie to watch with Brian. That is, until I realized it wasn’t coming out for rent until the 12th. I was so captivated by the story, I decided to download the book onto my Kindle and haven’t put it down since. It’s a bit slow at the beginning because it’s basically just the main character’s journal logs and it’s pretty science-y, but I seriously am hooked now. Hoping to finish it by the weekend!
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Written by a a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis (who also happens to be Joanna Goddard’s brother in law), this memoir attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? I admit, I’m a little nervous to read it—I cried when reading Joanna’s blog post, so clearly I should read the book with a box of tissues next to me. But I do think that it’s going to be a good read and one that will provide a good perspective on living life to the fullest. It comes out January 12th but is available for pre-order now. I ordered it and am planning to dive right in as soon as I’m done with The Martian.
What are you reading (or planning to read) this month?