On my birthday this year, I wrote a 30 Before 30 list. One of my goals was to read 40 books, 20 of them fiction. That works out to only 10 books a year, and while I hope to read more than that, the last few years have been rough on reading time, so I made sure my goal was attainable. I've finished three books since then, so I'm right on goal.
In addition to listing completed books on my list, I decided to join Modern Mrs. Darcy's monthly book link up and write book reviews Twitter style (140 characters or less) each month to catalog what I'm reading. This month, I threw in Lucia's favorite book as well since I read it almost daily and I can recite it by memory.
Bringing Up Bébe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman
French do some things better (food, balancing parenting & marriage) but so do we (nursing, natural birth). #Parenthood is hard everywhere.
A Hunger in the Heart by Kaye Park Hinckley
1950s South. Father with PTSD. Alcoholic mother. Domineering grandfather. A story of pain & forgiveness. Both heartbreaking & captivating.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Re-read before I see the movie. Love 1920s setting & timeless themes of excess, materialism, & emptiness. #justasgoodthesecondtimearound
No, David! by David Shannon
Lu's favorite, calls it "No, Dada!" Kids will recognize phrases parents always say: "No!", "Stop!", "Don't!" & ultimately, "I love you!"