March was a "reset" month for me. My pile of library books was huge, and I found myself dreading reading time--it had become a chore! So I gave myself permission to return anything I didn't feel like reading and took a few weeks off from "pleasure" reading.
At the end of the month, I finished only six books, but I'm feeling more energized and ready to read again! Here's what I read in March (not counting curriculum and picture books):
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1. The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections by Amanda Soule--three stars
2. The Great American Slow Cooker Book by Bruce Weintstein and Mark Scarbrough--two stars
3. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg--four stars
I really enjoyed this book! While the author and I are clearly on two different life tracks, I still appreciated her point of view and personal stories.
4. Interrupted: An Adventure in Relearning the Essentials of Faith by Jen Hatmaker--three stars
5. The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes--four stars
Addie is picking up more and more chapter books, so I'm trying to stay ahead of her. (She's still SO young--not even six!--I want to be careful what she is exposed to for now.) This book was clean and entertaining, as all Kevin Henkes books are.
6. The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright--four stars
Goodreads recommended this one to me, and I was ready for another light fiction read! Due to the updated cover, I assumed this was a "current" series, but it's set in the 1940s. I think Addie and I will enjoy these together when she's a bit older, but I still prefer the All-of-a-Kind Family books from my own childhood.
Here is my to-read pile for April 2014. I'm hoping I'll pick up a few more along the way! :)
What are YOU reading this month?