A snow day seems like the best kind of day to snuggle up in bed with a good book. I have to work today (snow days in the news biz? Yeah, that's a no.) I just finished my first book of 2018 and I could not put it down. It was the kind of book that had me thinking about it all day, pulling it out in every free moment. And I have a big stack of books I just bought that I can't wait to dive into. I've mentioned in the past my sister is a voracious reader. She read somewhere near 80 books last year...I know she's crazy. But she always has the BEST recommendations. Here are the books on my reading shelf this month.
All The Ugly and Beautiful Things: This was my first read of the year. It's an unusual (and provocative) love story set in a Midwestern meth lab. It's a book that makes you redefine what's comfortable and challenges your viewpoints. But it's also touchingly beautiful.
Sing, Unburied, Sing: This is my current read and our book club's pick this month. It journeys through the past and present in Mississippi "examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power - and limitations - of family bonds."
Marlena: I love a coming of age story and the description of this book quickly captured my interest. It takes a look at female friendship in those critical years of adolescence. A younger girl infatuated with her older, cooler and yet troubled neighbor. It's told between the past and the present and that is always a fascinating narrative structure to me.
Sourdough: This one I picked up on a whim because it was on sale, but I've read great reviews so far. A software programmer turned baker explores the underground world in the San Fransisco fusing food and technology. I love a good food book so this is right up my alley.
Manhattan Beach: This has mixed reviews but I was intrigued by the plot. Set in Brooklyn during war time, a women working at the Naval Yard is the first female diver, repairing ships. But the historical novel dives into family dynamic and explores a world "populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers and union men."
2018 Reading Challenge: So I'm never going to match my sisters reading but my friend Elle is doing a challenge of reading 18 books in 2018 and that I think is definitely doable! I'm excited to put my phone down at night, pause Netflix and really enjoy these books. There are so many good ones on the shelves right now. I'd love to know what's one your reading list and if you want to join our challenge!
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