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!
Long plane rides and a vacation gave me a chance to read more this time around. I have five books to share with you:
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout: Strout’s storytelling is subtle and nuanced, and the character development is just as interesting as the plot. This novel defines what a family drama should look like.
The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life by Ann Patchett: Funny, engaging, and short. If you think you might be a writer, you’ll love Patchett’s pithy, straightforward advice.
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton: Like The Burgess Boys, this story unfolds around a long ago family tragedy. It’s s a page turner and great summer read full of twists and suspense. I want to see this as a movie.
Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed by Glennon Doyle Melton: A collection of essays from Glennon Melton’s blog, Momastery, with some new additions. Some I loved, some I didn’t. You’ll see what I mean. Poignant and funny. Would be a great pairing with Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown.
To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel Pink: Whatever our job titles, 9 out of 10 people spend the majority of their time in non sales selling, or moving others to part with resources. Pink argues that we’re all in sales, but sales isn’t what it used to be. I recommend to parents, educators, marketers and health care professionals.
Watch a 2 minute video summary to see if it interests you:
Question: What have you been reading? If you’ve read any of these books, what did you think?
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