December 4, 2013
I've been reading a lot lately. We've had wide open weekends, and the boys are learning how to occupy themselves. I have actually picked up a book during the day! Oh what a wonderful thing that is. To be able to devour a book. Here's what I've been reading...
Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes. Oh my. I may tear up just thinking about it. I adored this book and could not put it down until it was over. And then I thought about it for several days after. I'm not even going to say what it's about. It's a love story. And it's heartbreakingly wonderful.
The Mermaid of Brooklyn, by Amy Shearn. I really wanted to like this book, and overall I'd definitely say it was worth reading. The first half was really tough, though. It is the most honest depiction of motherhood I've ever read, and that made it difficult for me to stick with. Perhaps I am not far enough removed from those days - the bleary-eyed days when you fall asleep doing something, look down and realize you have breast milk leaking through your shirt, yell at your toddler, lock yourself in the bathroom just to get a moment of peace… I'm happy to be beyond that phase, so it was hard to revisit. But it was a worthy read.
Divergent, by Veronica Roth. It's a young adult trilogy, so if you liked The Hunger Games and Twilight, you'll like this one too. I read all three books in less than a week, and that's only because I had to go out and get the last two books. Extremely addictive and fun. Similar to The Hunger Games, though, I loved the first book, liked the second, and was disappointed by the third.