If you’re reading these words, you’ve probably already had the thought cross your mind, “Who has time to read books?” I find that when you’re a book dweeb like me you’ll make the time. I read bits and pieces of things at a time until I finish them. This makes me happy when, after about a year’s time, I can say I read four or five books in their entirety. As for reading material, I’m not partial to any one genre. And since I know many of my readers are also fans of the printed word, I thought I’d share a list of what I’m reading now in the hopes you’ll do the same because, you know, us nerds can never have too many books lined up to read. Even if we read them somewhere within the time frame of “that sounds nice.”
If you have any of your own to share, please let me know in the comment section below!
What I’m Reading Now
- The Light Between Oceans– M.L. Stedman
I’m halfway through this novel and it’s starting to get intense. If you’re a mother or father or kid lover at all, you’ll turn each page with equal parts excitement and anxiety about what’s about to happen. I think this review sums up my thoughts best:
“An extraordinary and heart-rending book about good people, tragic decisions and the beauty found in each of them.”—Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief
- No Mind Has Conceived – Clifford Rush
Alright, I admittedly have not actually started reading this book yet because I’m adamant about getting a paperback copy (instead of the e-book version I sometimes opt for) because the husband/wife team behind Clifford Rush are wonderful people and friends and I’d very much like to get their autograph on it. So I’m waiting patiently. However, I have read their short stories and am in love with their writing. If you like Dan Brown, Nelson Demille, or John Grisham, you will flip for this stuff! Check out their blog for more great reading material.
- Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair – Cozy Friedman
Yes, seriously. Go ahead, laugh it up! I am absolutely inept when it comes to styling Lila’s hair. “You want an Elsa braid? Oh okay, let me just be born someone else real quick so I can get that done for you, sweetie.” Those of you moms who know hair – I am jealous. And slightly annoyed because I know it’s probably much easier than I’m making it out to be. So thanks, Cozy Friedman, for writing an entire book on the subject so that I can re-read it 28 times and still look everything up on YouTube (but this book really is helpful).
I recently won this at a seminar I attended (shocking, I know, because the winning of things is not really a trend for me) and I was so excited to dive in. If you’re a business owner and have ever doubted yourself (*ahem: everyone everywhere*), you really should check this out. Kim tackles entrepreneurship by breaking it down into micro-steps with chapters like “The Truth About Your Business,” “The Truth About What You Really Want,” “Playing Big in Marketing,” and then some. This is perfect for those of us who never feel like we fully arrive at, well, anything.
- The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals – Michael Pollan
I’m super intrigued by this book. As always, Michael Pollan flirts on the edge of controversy with really great points and equally worthy “I’m gonna need to think about what you’re saying” moments. While I’m not one to jump on the bandwagon of extreme diets or even extreme food avoidance, I think information is power and this book is definitely informative and enlightening. If anything it’ll make you think twice about the food you eat and, hopefully, it will help us make better choices. I don’t think that’s ever a bad thing.
That’s what’s trending on my nightstand right now. I would love to hear what’s on yours!