Well – last month I didn’t do quite so hot with my reading. This month I think I just wasn’t as motivated to read. Between watching several different TV series with D on his off time, and not having quite as many books I felt truly sucked into, it just didn’t happen.
Last month it seemed I read primarily fiction books, but this month – without even meaning to, I seemed to go back to the non-fiction. I enjoyed all three, but here’s what I thought in detail –
It Was Me All Along
When I first heard of this book, I was a little uncertain as to if I would want to read it or if it would be good. I didn’t realize that Andie was a blogger, so that had no influence on my opinion. I threw it on my holds list on Overdrive, though, figuring that I’d just check it out. I am so happy I did. I absolutely loved this book, which ended up being the only one I managed to finish in just a few days this month. It’s a really sad story, and it could be triggering for many people, but I couldn’t put it down. It’s amazing to read a story where one overcomes her challenges, but even more so when the author is so honest with her struggle. If you’re wanting to read a book by a blogger, pick this one up! It’ll inspire you.
I heard a lot of great things about this book, so when I saw it on Overdrive it was a no brainer that I’d put a hold on it! Like above, I had no idea what to expect with this book. I knew Don’s name sounded familiar, but I didn’t realize he had written Blue Like Jazz, a title sitting on my bookshelf back at my parents’ house. I really enjoyed this book as well. I think the topic of cultivating real relationships in the social media driven world we live in is something everyone should be tasked with reading. Not only was this book eye opening in building real relationships, but he also touched on being your authentic self in these relationships. It’s written as a story of his life as he became aware of his own shortcomings and changed his ways.
If You Have To Cry Go Outside
I had never heard of Kelly Cutrone until The Hills, unlike many of my generation, I’m sure. I hadn’t heard her name since until I saw her books in a bookstore. I had this one on my Amazon wishlist for a while, and decided to pick it up a few months ago when I noticed the price had dropped. I didn’t know what to expect, but I’m happy I read it. It’s definitely a similar read to GirlBoss, so if you like that book – I recommend Kelly’s. Like Andie’s book, I was fascinated with how transparent Kelly was with her struggles, but I also appreciated that transparency. I also really liked that she took topics she talked about and related them back to the overall theme of the book, something I don’t think Sophia did in GirlBoss.
This month I’m challenging myself to read at least five books. I’ve already started To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, which seems like it’ll be a pretty quick read. I’m not far out from getting The Best Yes on Overdrive, either, so here’s to hoping for more reading time this month!