Well, here we are at the beginning of FEBRUARY! Goodness last month got a bit away from me! But I did manage to finish three books as part of my personal goal to read more books this year.
I started off with The Magnolia Story. This was such a sweet and easy to read memoir — if you’re a fan of Chip and Jo I recommend it. I found the back and forth between their two points of view charming; you feel like you’re in a real conversation with them. I also was fascinated by Chip’s work ethic and business acumen. He comes across as a goof on the show, but is actually quite the business mind. They’re grounded by their commitment to their family and their faith and that’s what I enjoyed most about the book. It’s easy to pick up and put down, too, if you need one of those for your bedside table. 🙂
I then charged into Lauren Graham’s Talking Just as Fast as I Can. After binge watching Gilmore Girls over the holidays, I found this a fun read. She chronicles her struggles as an actress, all with her characteristic humor, and offers up some behind-the-scenes goodness from Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. I like her breezy writing style and thoroughly enjoyed this one. If you need something light-hearted, this is your read.
In the midst of those two, I read The Poser by Jacob Rubin. This was my book club’s pick for January and frankly is one I would never have picked up on my own. It’s a curious tale of a young man who impersonates others to the point that he has next to no identity of his own. Unfortunately I missed the discussion on this one, but I’m sure it was spirited. I ended up finishing it but not enjoying it — it was strange and dark and I felt like I was watching a train wreck and couldn’t look away. It’s a relatively quick read so I was glad I hadn’t invested much time.
So my reading goal for the new year is off to a good start! Next week I’ll be sharing my list of books I’d like to read. What have you been reading lately? Please share in the comments!
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