The highlights from this month’s book pile:
“Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person” by Shonda Rimes
This is an easy read because Rimes has a breezy, conversational style—and she’s funny, even when she’s trying to make a point of substance. Some chapters are stronger than others, but Rimes really smacks the heck out of some points and she makes you laugh while she’s doing it. No wonder she’s so successful. Bonus: if you’re a mom, you’ll most likely appreciate her point of view. She’s got our backs.
“1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion” by Adam J. Kurtz
This is a quirky journal that is amusing and provocative at the same time. Kurtz prompts you to do the work, and it’s fun work but it will make you think too. I’ve posted a few of my completed pages on my Instagram page because they’re amusing.
“City of Thieves” by David Benioff
I came across this novel in the used book pile at my local independent bookstore, and I am so glad I picked it up. I’m half-way through and loving the story with its wry humor in a dark situation inside the besieged and starving city of Leningrad during World War II.
“Ghandi: A Memoir” by William L. Shirer
Just started this one from my library, because it’s highly recommended and I simply don’t know enough about Ghandi.
“Outside the Lines Too” by Souris Hong
Do you like to color? I love it. As some of you may know from my Instagram posts, I enjoy a good adult coloring book with a glass of whiskey while listening to some mellow singer-songwriter on the stereo. Totally relaxing. That being said, I’m not such a huge fan of the floral and mandala-inspired designs that fill many of the current coloring books. So, I went digging through all the coloring books in my local bookstore to find something that resonated more with me, and found “Outside the Lines Too.” It’s all sorts of different artwork. Nothing too stuffy, some irreverence, and designs that hold your eye and make you think.