I have a confession: I have a really hard time finishing books! Maybe it’s a flaw or maybe it’s a strength, but I just cannot bring myself to finish a book if I’m not obsessed with it. So, as much as I’ve loved doing Book Club here all this time, I’ve decided to make a tiny change. I still love sharing what I’m reading, so that’s exactly what I’ll do! But instead of an official “book of the month” it’ll be the books that I have on my Kindle or nightstand. It’ll still give you reading ideas but also take some pressure off of me to finish books I start if they aren’t that awesome. Sound good?
Here’s what I’ve been reading this month…
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
From Amazon: “Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.”
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
From Amazon: “Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?”
The Danish Way of Parenting: A Guide to Raising the Happiest Children in the World by Jessica Alexander and Iben Sandahl
From Amazon: “Denmark, a small country famous for Hans Christian Andersen and the Little Mermaid, has consistently been voted as having the happiest people in the world for over 40 years in a row. In 2013 they were, again voted in first place by the World Happiness Report. What is the secret to their satisfied success? This deeply insightful book takes a look at the way Danish children are raised and offers a profound parenting theory that claims to be the at the crux of their continued happiness. Respected Danish psychotherapist and American author, Sandahl and Alexander, have teamed up to share some compelling research and experience that gives an eye-opening look at Danish parenting and life philosophy that yields some pretty powerful results.”
What are you reading this month?