What I Read in May

Quick note - don't forget to enter the summer survival giveaway, with prizes from Sephora, Starbucks, the Noonday Collection, and more! Ends this weekend!

It's another Twitterature link-up with Modern Mrs. Darcy! (it actually goes live the 15th of every month - I'm a tad bit early!)

If you've never heard of her blog, you should seriously check it out. Anne puts a "timely spin on classic women's issues". And she is a fellow book nerd and recommends some great reads. In fact, she recently released her 2014 Summer Reading Guide, if you're at a loss as to what to take to the pool or on your summer road trip.

But honestly, if you're a book nerd, you're never at a loss as what to read. The difficulty is in actually making a selection from your endless to-be-read list. But below are some books I enjoyed this month,  so take them into consideration.

By the way, does anyone else have the problem of "when it rains, it pours" in regards to library books on hold? I'm pretty sure the library conspires for all my e-books to come in at the same time. How about I supposed to read The Goldfinch AND And the Mountains Echoed in the next three weeks???

{p.s. if you're on Goodreads, look me up. we should be friends.}

What I Read in May

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The movie is already out, but I'm glad I read the book first. Not just a first-love story; it also tells about teens struggling to understand life, meaning, and happiness in the face of cancer. Keep tissues at hand.

Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

The "Hot Pockets Guy" comedian also happens to be a father of five children, all born at home, living in a two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Hilarious stories ensue and must be read aloud.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Another young adult read that kept me crying. It's the tale of two misfits who discover they belong with each other, despite life trying to tear them apart. Also requires tissues.


How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting by Mei-Ling Hopgood

A parent raising her daughter in Argentina begins to notice how differently children are brought up all over the world. It helped me understand Cambodians and how culture starts in the crib.

Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert: A Simple, Comprehensive Guide to Using Cloth Diapers by Erin Odom

If you use cloth diapers, this book is a lifesaver. Yes, you can spend hours trolling the internet, googling your cloth diaper questions. Save yourself some anxiety and carpal tunnel; buy this book.

What I'm Into This Month:

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan

Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home by Gloria Furman

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

Any good books you've read lately?

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