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!
Here’s some of what I’ve read lately, along with my short reviews:
Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist is a delicious, satisfying read- my favorite in a long while. I love Shauna’s writing so much that instead of a review, I pulled this quote: “You’ll miss the richest moments in life—the sacred moments when we feel God’s grace and presence through the actual faces and hands of the people we love—if you’re too scared or too ashamed to open the door.”
Sheryl Sandberg weaves her own story into a manifesto about women at work and in leadership. I really enjoyed Sandberg’s humanity and honesty in sharing her path to COO of Facebook. Her discussion of what women can do to help their own careers and overcome their own limitations felt refreshing and empowering, but in a completely different way than more general business or personal development books. Not everything resonated with me, but it was helpful to me overall as a working women in my mid twenties.
What the Most Successful People Do at Work: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Career by Laura Vanderkam disappointed me. I listened to the audiobook, and it was far less helpful than her earlier book in the series, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, which I highly recommend.
Unfortunately, I didn’t read any of my fun summer books yet, but I look forward to sharing those next month.
What are you reading?
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