March 2013 Books

I only read TWO BOOKS this month! Operation: read less books in 2013 is coming along. Unfortunately I seem to have replaced reading time with Candy Crush, so...that's something to work on. Baby steps.Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected--A Memoir by Kelle HamptonI am terrible at reading books I own. Awful. I usually have so many library books I … [Read more...]

February 2013 books

Winning Balance: What I've Learned So Far about Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams by Shawn JohnsonI love Shawn Johnson. She's so cute and sweet and she lives in West Des Moines, which is where I live. I listened to the audio book, which she read herself, and it was nice to hear it in her own voice. It's like she was dishing all about the Olympics … [Read more...]

January 2013 books

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson I think you've all read this already, but if you haven't, do so immediately. I snort-laughed many times while reading it. I would say it was the funniest book I read this year, but it was also the first book I read this year, so. (That said, there is a ton of swearing, so if … [Read more...]

December books, part 2

So, yeah. When I finally made it to my 2012 reading goal I didn't even want to think about books any more, which means my mostly complete December books, part 2 post was sadly neglected. But it's done now! Starting with January, I'll go back to monthly post for awhile, instead of twice a month, in keeping with my "read less books" goal. Caveat … [Read more...]

December books, part 1

Prospect Park West by Amy SohnThis book was not at all what I was expecting. For starters, it was way dirtier than I expected from chick lit. Not that everyone was having sex (though they did), but it was all they could think about. Also, no one liked themselves or anyone else and whatever they had, it wasn't enough.  Basically the whole book can … [Read more...]

November books, part 2

Three Wishes by Liane MoriartyI picked this up because it's written by the author of What Alice Forgot, which I loved. I kept waiting for there to be some sort of plot. It's about triplet sisters and...that's pretty much it. One is having romantic troubles, one has marriage problems, and one is really stressed with her kids and small … [Read more...]