Happy fall! It's finally starting to feel like not-summer here in Texas. This month was my lightest reading month so far this year. Having three kids in school is busy!
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green: Apparently I'm about fifteen years too old for this book, but I was not impressed by this one that many people rave about. I wanted to read it in order to truly know the content, as it is still popular and I have kids of the age to pick it up. I found it to be a terribly cliché, overly angsty teen drama. (I can use cuss words! I like moody music! My parents are lame! I can have sex without consequences!) I can see how teens get sucked in, but it is not a book I would be happy for my kids to read.
Bird By Bird, by Anne Lammot: This was my first book to "read" by listening to the audiobook. While it wasn't as refreshing as reading is to me, it did help me get through the content of a book I've been trying to read for a year! Though this book seemed to address fiction rather than nonfiction writing, I heard some great insights about the writing life. I probably won't pick up any more of her books, but I was glad to read this one.
Falling Free, by Shannan Martin: I wrote a full review of this fantastic new book here. It is well worth your time!
What is on your reading list as fall gets going?
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