Between audio books and grabbing some quite time in the morning and evenings, I've had the chance to catch up on some reading. I am still behind for my book club though.... Below are my short twitter-like reviews.
The Nesting Place: it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful by Myquillyn Smith
Beautiful and encouraging. She literally features her 3 legged arm-chair on the cover. Myquillyn shares more of her personal story and her many homes. Felt like spending time with a girlfriend, having a heart to heart about creating our homes.
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. By Sheryl Sandberg
Eye opening and encouraging. I listened to the audio version and I want a copy to retread and reference, especially the whys and how's of women in the workplace and women taking leadership roles. I'm glad to be working for several strong women currently.
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir. By Jenny Lawson
Listen to the author read her stories via audio book. I was LOLing in my car. Enjoyed quirky stories. I not read the authors blog before, The Blogess, but will want to catch more of her funny tales. Lots of swearing, unable to listen to with kiddos in the car.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Book club pick. I listened to the audio book in the car. I enjoyed the authors ability to share the progression of Alzhiemers disease from the mind of the patient. I would pick up more books from this author.
The Sweet life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City. By David Lebovitz
listened to the audio book in the car. (I drive a lot for work.). The author tells funny stories about his ex-pat life in Paris. The book contained my favorite things; France, desserts, baking, stories that made my car travels go by quickly. I now want to read his cookbooks. I can't believe I wasn't familiar with the author/pastry chef earlier. PS. If you want to grease the beurocratic wheels in Paris, bringing fresh gooey brownies is a good place to start.
what I have in my queue to catch up with my book club and librAry loans:
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Freefall to Fly by Rebekah Lyons
A Million Little Ways. By Emily Freeman
The Shack by Wm Paul Young
Screamfree Parenting by Hal Edward Runkel
I'm linking up with other short Twitter length book reviews at Modern Mrs. Darcy. I've also just started a GoodReads account, you can follow me there also. Pass along any ideas you may have of books I'd enjoy, especially audio books.