Yesterday in my post on taking things a day at a time, I mentioned how I have been still taking time to read. It has been CRITICAL to carve out fringe hours to make time for myself in these busy weeks.
In the past month I have devoured three books – partly because of their great writing and partly because I have been hungry for words. I thought I would pass the titles along, in case you are looking for a few books to read in the coming months (affiliate links used in this post).
Gone Girl: I have had this on my bookshelf for more than a year. Once I started it, I could not put it down. It is an excellent book with lots of plot twists and fantastic character development. No I have not seen the movie yet, but I want to.
Dark Places: After finishing Gone Girl, I wanted to read more by the same author. Multiple friends recommended that Dark Places was the next best book to read and I devoured it just as fast. I found it to be darker than Gone Girl, and while the end was satisfying, it wasn’t the complete shock of the plot twist in Gone Girl. I definitely still recommend it though.
Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love: I pre-ordered this book after reading the author Anna’s post on HuffPost Parents. Anna’s 12-year-old son was killed in a freak flood accident and Rare Bird is the story of losing him and moving forward. Her writing is profound. I started it while on my flight to Orlando this week and literally had tears rolling down my face as I read it on the shuttle bus to the hotel. I could not put it down and finished it in just a few days. Rare Bird is a book every mother should read. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
I hope that if you are in a busy place, you are taking time to care for yourself as well. It is so important.
What good books have you read lately?