After starting a collection of short stories that included one about a mom trying to make sense of her daughter's eating disorder and then one about a woman who intentionally tried to cause herself to miscarry, I decided to take a brief hiatus from borrowing library books and read some of the books I bought in the last year. Amy Poehler's Yes Please was fantastic, Divergent was not, and I just finished Poking A Dead Frog by Mike Sacks, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Then I got really inspired by all of the "Best of 2014" and "Coming in 2015" book lists and decided it was time to start requesting some exciting books from the library again.
While I wait for some of the newer books to become available, however, I decided to revisit some that I didn't have a chance to finish (or start, let's be honest) when I checked them out the first time. Cooked and My Sister's Hand In Mine have both appeared in my stack of books previously, so I'm hoping I'll have time to finish both before they're due back. And I LOVED Shauna Niequist's Bread & Wine so much when I read it last year that I've decided I need to read everything else she's written/will write. I started with The Invention of Wings because it can't be renewed, even though it's a large print edition. Sue Monk Kidd is a popular lady.
One of the goals I set for myself when we found out I'm pregnant is to finish reading 20 books before baby boy is born. Think I can do it? So far I'm at eight, not counting the bits and pieces of pregnancy/parenting books I've been compelled to read. Fingers crossed.
Have you read any good books lately? Tell me!