After a month of heavy reading last month, I decided I needed some light and fun reading in August. I read some great things that were good for my soul. The kind of stuff that makes you laugh out loud and feel like you could actually be friends with the characters.
This month I also discovered that I really like memoirs. For some reason I always thought they’d be kind of intense and maybe boring…I have no idea where that came from. Anyway, I read one this month and really enjoyed it. I plan to add many more to my bookshelf!
1. A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet by Sophie Hudson: I got to know Sophie when I started listening to her podcast, The Big Boo Cast . I won’t say too much about the show, but I find it hilarious. If you like podcasts and mom-bloggers talking about hilarious and random things, well then you should check it out. Anyway, the book is a collection of some of her favorite family stories and the life lessons that went along with them. There were things that I could relate to, but most of all I just laughed a lot. It was such a fun read, you should definitely check it out.
2. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion: I loved this story! It was an easy, fun read. However, the characters were dynamic and the story was different from your typical chick lit. It made me think about different kinds of people and how differently we all see the world. It focuses on Don Tillman, a genetics professor lacking in basic social skills and his search to find a wife. He designs what he calls the Wife Project as a way to objectively identify his perfect match. As you can imagine, that doesn’t go so well. I don’t want to give away the ending, but I will say that it’s such an endearing story that will leave you saying awe…
3. You Can Adopt Without Debt by Julie Gumm: I did abandon my light, fun read criteria for this one, but it really wasn’t as intimidating as it sounds. She gives great creative ways to cover the cost of adoption that will also help bring others into your story and spread awareness of the current orphan crisis. Adoption can just be dang expensive so it’s so helpful to have some of these ideas in your back pocket when the time comes. I would recommend this book to anyone who may be interested in adoption, but intimidated by the cost. This is a really great starting point for anyone wanting to know more.
Tell me what you’re reading right now! What should I read next?