Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy hosts a monthly link up where others can share short reviews of books they’ve been reading. It’s called Twitterature since the reviews should be brief, like a tweet, though she’s not holding us to 140 characters!
From the author of The Kiterunner comes And the Mountains Echoed. Poignant, heartbreaking and true, Hosseini’s storytelling captures humanity across generations and cultures. Hosseini has an amazing ability to say only what’s necessary, letting readers fill in the blanks. If I ever write fiction, I’ll count Hosseini among my teachers.
I’m binging on Lauren Graham this month. I didn’t love her debut novel as much as I love Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, but that’s a high bar! If you’re looking for something light, fun and earnest, Graham delivers here. If you’ve ever found yourself lacking confidence, out of your element, or felt like a failure, you’ll love Graham’s protagonist, Franny.
Newport named his book after Steve Martin’s advice to comics to “be so good they can’t ignore you.” Newport debunks the common advice to “follow your passion” and “do what you love,” which often results in frustration. Instead, he argues that people find passion after doing the hard work of deliberate practice it takes to become skilled at something. I haven’t finished the book yet, but I’m loving it.
What are you reading? Have you read any of these books?
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