Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy: Guys. I’m so close to finishing this book. It has been the albatross around my neck for a couple of months. Seriously. I love it though, as weird as that sounds. I love to talk about how torturous it is, but it’s actually a beautifully written story with such in-depth characters. Tolstoy is the man.
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh: I just started reading it this week, but several of my friends place this one in their top favorite books, so I’m confident I will love it, too. I’m reading it for an upcoming project I hope to finish this summer. Stay tuned for details.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer: This book weaves the fairy tale of Cinderella with cyborgs, alien invaders, a post-apocalyptic society, a murder mystery, and even the morality behind genetic modification. Honestly, I loved it. Sure, parts of it are rather predictable. But you know what? I needed something plot driven and easy to pick up and run with for 30 minutes or so. The sequel came out this month, and I’m anxious to get my hands on it. You can download the first five chapters for free on your Kindle.
7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker: Jen Hatmaker wrote 7 to journal her experiment with cutting out the excess of her very normal American life. It’s funny, convicting, and compelling. As a side note, you should follow Jen Hatmaker on Twitter. She’s hilarious, especially when she live tweets major sporting events or awards shows. Plus, she’s as hopelessly in love with Downton Abbey as the rest of the world, and she expresses what we all feel with such clarity and snark.
If you need some other great book ideas, Jessica and friends are sharing their favorite reads from the month at Life as Mom.
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