What I Read: April 2017

Another month, another stack of books 💪

Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu. I LOVED this book. Written for working mothers but so applicable for any woman living with a man. A lot of great insight on why women do more at home, and how to work to balance the responsibilities. Really well written, I highly recommend it!

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty. This is apparently her first book. I did the audiobook and tortured Mack with their Australian accents and the name DAN over and over again. We’ve taken to yelling DAN with an accent now. Anyway. It was okay. Lots of chick lit dramz.

milk and honey by rupi kaur. I loved this book of poetry. I don’t ordinarily seek out poetry but I paged through this book at a bookshop a few weeks ago and was hooked. It’s real and so damn relatable. I’m still working through my emotional baggage from some traumatic stuff, and this was a really helpful part of that.

Martha Stewart: A Biography by Joann F. Price. Okay. This was a nerdy library book request. I wanted to know more about the woman, so here I was. I learned a lot and I’m not sure I liked all of it. I like Marth as a brand but I’m not sure I like Martha as a person. She seems to have stabbed a few people in the back to get what she wants and that’s not really how I roll. I’m all about that kind, non-judgmental, do no harm but take no shit life. 

Mindset by Carol S. Dweck. This is one of those books I’ve been meaning to read for ages. I happened upon it by chance at Costco and figured I had to buy it! It’s a lot of stuff I already knew since I’m pretty heavily invested in self help books but I always welcome the reminder that we can’t control our circumstances but we can control how we react to them. And, you can probably get good at something if you believe you can and you give it 110%. 

Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott. Both Shauna Niequist AND Brene Brown recommended this book on Instagram and I’m not one to turn down a recommendation from two great authors so I gave it a shot. It was a great quick read, and I loved the way it was so relatable. In this uncomfortable political climate, we could all use some mercy: for ourselves, and for others.

Notable quote: “One has to be done with the pretense of being just fine, unscarred, perfectly self-sufficient. No one is.”

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