What I’ve Been Reading: March + April 2020
Every month I share super short and sweet book reviews of the books I’ve finished lately. Being in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown me for a loop reading-wise. Everything feels so weird. My attention span is next to nothing, everything just feels off.
But I still managed to finish a handful of books over the past couple of months. Here’s what I’ve been reading lately:
This is such an important, powerful book. If you can, listen to the audiobook. I cried and cried and loved it. This will be required reading for our high schoolers.
I was a bit disappointed by this book. I loved the sections where she discussed books and book recommendations and would loved for it to have included more of that.
The kiddos and I listened to this audiobook, read by Anne Hathaway. She did such an excellent job reading this beloved classic. We all loved it.
This was a great mixture of fantasy and real-world. It took me a bit to get into the story, but after the first hundred pages or so I couldn’t put it down. Awesome escapist read, which is definitely what I needed at the time.
Fun, easy, non-graphic murder mystery. Along the same lines as Agatha Christie. A perfect quick read.
Oh, man. This series is so, so good. It’s gripping and unique and not overly intense. I liked the second book even more than the first and I’m already reading the 3rd, which is not typical for me. I usually wait a bit between books in a series.
Such a sweet, tender story about friendship, love and grief. Listening to this audiobook had me sobbing in the car.
Shannon Hale is the master of strong female characters in extremely well-constructed fantasy worlds. This is perhaps my favorite of her books so far.
Read this aloud to my kiddos. We all enjoyed it, even the 3 year old. She was super invested in the characters.
I feel like I’ve been in such a reading funk lately, can’t quite seem to finish anything, nothing sounds very appealing. But James Herriot is the perfect way to get out of a reading slump. Such quaint, well-written, funny and uplifting stories. I love everything I’ve ever read of his.
Wow. This is so powerful. I’ve listened to it slowly over the past month or so but I feel like I need to start it again immediately. It is profound and inspiring and exactly the book I need right now. The examples are so helpful.