Sep. 2nd, 2017

orangerful: (belle and a book)
Well, this is a bit embarrassing. I only finished ONE book this month (not counting the picture books I browsed when they arrived on the new cart). I have been reading but I just didn't finish ANYTHING this month. Too much going on, lots of books that just lost me about halfway or had holds so I had to return them and go back on the wait list.

This is the ONE book I read from start to finish (and, oddly enough, I did that in an hour during my lunch break one day):

Empire State: A Love Story (or Not)Empire State: A Love Story by Jason Shiga

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Jason Shiga is definitely becoming a must-read author for me.

This story is probably representative of a lot of people's lives, especially those that talk themselves out of taking the next steps in becoming an adult, those who wait too late.

Great story, quick read, worth picking up.




I am going to give a shout-out to the new Mo Willems books though because it made me tear up while reading it at my desk:

Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New ArrivalsWelcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals by Mo Willems

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Okay, this is it - you can stop trying to publish the perfect book to give to new parents, Mo Willems has done it. You're not going to top this. Funny, bittersweet, and full of love. I laughed, I cried, and I wished that every child born from now on went home with this book.

Simple and Beautiful.



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September should be a more impressive list since I have a bunch of books I'm 2/3 of the way through and I am GOING TO FINISH THEM DAGNABIT!

How was everyone else's reading list this month? If I missed your post, please link in the comments!

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