What I’m reading (May 2013 Twitterature)


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 what I’ve been reading with my quick reviews: 

happierathomenewlyweds book     bossypants

Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin: Rubin spends nine months working on resolutions to make home life happier. Each month has a theme, such as marriage or parenting, complete with actionable resolutions. Her combination of personal experience, research and pithy wisdom makes it a fun and educational read.

The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger: Amina Mazid moves from Bangladesh to Rochestor, New York to marry George Stillman. Her observations of the U.S. as she acclimates fascinated me, as did the parts of the book that take place in Bangladesh. Freudenberger beautifully captures human emotions that transcend cultural and religious differences.

Bossypants by Tina Fey: I listened to the audiobook, read by Fey. If you enjoy her style of humor, you will laugh throughout her book. It chronicles her life from childhood through 30 Rock, and reads like an SNL sketch. Listen for her impressions of Alec Baldwin and Sylvester Stallone if nothing else. (Don’t listen with kids in the car, or if you are offended by some swearing and crass language.)

I checked out all three from the library. I borrowed the Kindle edition of two of them. If you have an eReader, ask your library if you can borrow books that way. It’s awesome!

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9 thoughts on “What I’m reading (May 2013 Twitterature)

  1. I loved Happier at Home, and while Bossypants was uneven, I still start giggling when I remember her chapter about what a photo shoot is really like.

    The Newlyweds is new to me–thanks for the recommendation!

    1. I haven’t actually read Happiness Project. I have a feeling I’ll reread Happier at Home. Let me know what you think of Newlyweds!

  2. Another Happier at Home fan checking in. I’ve read bits and pieces of The Happiness Project, but for some reason have never settled in to read the entire thing.

    1. Hi Shana, my mom said the same thing about The Happiness Project when I told her how much I loved Happier at Home. I didn’t read Happiness Project, but maybe Rubin did better the second time around!

    1. Hi Amy, I more heartily recommend Happier at Home than Bossypants, and definitely get the audio version of Bossypants!

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