I mentioned yesterday in my 10 Things post that I started several different books in March but didn’t make my way through all of them. That lack of completion isn’t a reflection of the books. It is more a reflection of when I can read and my state of mind when I can. For example, reading nonfiction is really hard for me to do before bed but it is customarily the best time I have to read. If I am doing an elliptical workout, I can also read some on there (but not too fast because of the constant motion) and so I typically will read something non-fiction when I ellipsing. But I don’t ellipse all that much and so there’s only so much I get done that way. Because of that, I am starting April with several books underway. Because someone asked what they were, I thought I’d share…
Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead This is my current before bed read. The bulk of the action happens over a wedding weekend in Maine and involves all sorts of family member and friend madness. I am enjoying it so far.
Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos This is my current book on CD. I listen to audiobooks in the car while commuting to and from the university. This one is a little longer than my preferred length but it is an interesting story.
The Firestarter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte Anyone who has read this blog for much time at all knows that I am wild about The Artist’s Way and so when FSS was described as a modern Artist’s Way, I had to check it out. I agree with a lot of what LaPorte has to say and her voice is very direct and compelling.
Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck I love Beck’s columns in O magazine and finally picked up this gem. Really enjoying so far.
And you may recall that my goal- on this year’s birthday list- was to read 40 books– ideally 20 pleasure books and 20 professional/personal books. I’ve complete only pleasure reads so far but am happy to share that list.
The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
What Alice Forgot by Liana Morirarty
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon
Never Change by Elizabeth Berg
The Fall Back Plan by Leigh Stein
The Hypnotist’s Love Story By Liane Moriarty
Now, how about you? What are you reading? What is on your to read pile? What do you recommend?