Over the last few years I've really wanted to make reading a bigger priority in my life. It started when we were living in North Carolina and all of a sudden my friends all loved reading for leisure. Growing up my parents never set rules for how long we had to read each day, or limits on screen time, so we basically did what we wanted with our spare time. I think in high school I only read a total of six books in three years.
Now that I'm older, and my job involves staring at a screen for large portions of the day, I find reading to be a great way to unwind and calm down at the end of a long day of parenting and blogging. A few years ago I wanted to read 50 books in one year and that never happened. But this year, I'm actually on track to make it happen. Here are four books I read last month.
When is a Planet Not a Planet: I saw this in my library last month and really did love it. I read it in one night and it talked about all the reasons why Pluto is not a planet. If you've been curious about it, you should pick up this quick read!
The Book Thief: Derek and I watched this movie a year or so ago when it came out and I knew then I wanted to read the book eventually. I really loved this story because it's the first one I ever read about what it was like to be a German during World War II. You usually here about the Jews, or other countries that were being oppressed at that time, but it was interesting to see how much of it was happening to the Germans as well.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: This book wasn't my favorite. I found myself reading it each night just to get through it. It's about a man who retires with his wife and gets a letter in the mail from an old female employee who is dying from cancer. He decides to leave his wife and walk 500 miles across the UK to see her before she dies. I kept thinking how if Derek ever did that to me I'd kill him.
What are you reading right now? My book list is getting longer by the minute and I love it.