First of all, can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that we’ve already reached the end of September? How crazy is that?? It seems like just the other day the year was starting off, and now it’s time for another fall and holiday season. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a monthly book review, but I’ve realized how important it is that I focus on reading since it’s something I enjoy doing so much. This month, I have four books to share with you.
Normally I like to read a book first and then watch the movie, but with this book that was not the case. I had already seen the movie Wonder when I started to read the book, but I don’t regret it at all. I thought this book was a cute story with an important message about how we treat people. It is about a young boy with a disfigured face and his first year in school. The story was told from several perspectives, leading to a cohesive story.
Big Little Lies
I’d been seeing this book around for a while now, but never got around to reading it. I wasn’t sure if it was for me. A couple of months ago my brother offered to let me use some of his Audible credits, and I finally decided to take the plunge. The first couple of chapters were a little slow, and I wondered if I had wasted one of his precious credits, but after I got through the very beginning, I was hooked. The book skips between past events and the present day of the story and I had no idea what was going to happen until the end. It left me on the edge of my seat and wondering what the heck was going on the entire time.
Turtles All The Way Down
I have been a fan of John Green for some time now. I’ve read several of his previous books, some of which I loved and others I thought were okay. This book didn’t have the most robust plot, but that also wasn’t the point of it. Turtles All the Way Down focused on Aza and her anxiety disorders. It gave me such an understanding of what it means to suffer from anxiety. I appreciated the insight and enjoyed following along on her journey.
The Power of Many
I finished this book in September, but I watched it over the course of several months. The previous CEO of eBay wrote this book. In her book, she talks about how her time at eBay went and what she did while she was there. I thought the book would have more information about how she acted as a leader and skills I could use, but it ended up being an autobiography.
I’m so happy to be back to reading, and I already have a list a mile long of books I want to read in the upcoming months!