Book Reviews

I love reading. A few months ago I was realizing that I don’t read as much as I used to. I think when life is busy it’s one of those things that falls by the wayside. At least for me. Anyway, I decided that I needed to start reading again. I made a list of books that I wanted to read and told myself I’d read a few of them each month. My list is about 200 books long now, and even though it might take a while, I plan to read all of them. I thought that posting an informal book review on here would help me stay committed to my goal of reading.

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I have my long list of books organized by category. I have plans to read some fun novels, biographies, books about health and medicine, self-help books, and more. Some of the books I’m most excited to read are:

Luther’s Fortress: This is about Martin Luther and his reformation. I have always been interested in Martin Luther and have always wanted to learn more about him, but have never really taken the time to. So now I am going to.

Hidden Figures: This one caught my eye because it is now a movie. It looks fascinating and seems like a part of history that really needed to be told. I haven’t seen the movie yet because I’m waiting until I read the book.

Jane Eyre: I read this in about 8th grade but have not read it since. I decided I needed to add some classic books to my list.

My list also includes quite a few parenting books, such as The Opposite of Spoiled, The Parents We Mean to Be, and The Importance of Being Little.

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These types of books are some of my favorites to read. I love gaining new perspectives and realizing that the way I think about something is not necessarily the best way or the only way to do things. Not just about parenting or raising kids, but about life in general.  I was reading another parenting book a while back called Parenting without Borders, and somebody who saw that I was reading it made a comment about how parenting should come naturally and she feels bad for people who feel that they have to read books to learn how to raise their child. While I think it’s fine to rely on your instincts and intuition to raise your child (and I definitely do that), I guess I had never thought that I “need” these books to know what to do for Dimitri. I just like to think about things in a new light and be armed with as much information as I can.

I’m excited to start reading more and to share my thoughts about all these books with you!

What are some of your favorite books? Do you have a list of books to read? I’d love to hear what’s on it!