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Saturday, July 30, 2011

My summer reading: Books for June/July

My reading lately has included some wonderful books:  

Books about womanhood:
A year by the sea: Thoughts of an unfinished woman by Joan Anderson -- A beautiful look into the mind of a woman with beautiful lessons about life, motherhood, wifehood, and living life to the fullest!

I hate my neck and other thoughts on being a woman by Norah Ephron -- A funny, narrative written by the author of when Harry met sally and Sleepless in Seattle. This is a book that will make you laugh at womanhood 

Popular reading:
Hoda Kotb: How I survived war zones, bad hair, cancer, and Katie Lee by Hoda Kotb -- I love watching her on the TODAY show and I had to read this book. It is a good autobiography. 

Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. This is a nutrition/diet guide. I could not make it through chapter 4 of this book and maybe it was because I had a horrible headache after trying to go without coffee (after reading the first chapter!) This book is hilarious, although openly reader-deprecating. But it is written by two models and the logic shows. As a medical professional I think there is possibly a grain of truth to some of the assertions like don't drink soda. But when it got into chemicals and metabolism, I got the feeling the ladies didn't know what they were talking about. Maybe I will try and read it again in the future... but my advice is take their advice with a grain of sand, or in my case a cup of coffee! 

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls -- This is a memoir about the author's life. An amazing story about growing up as a child with crazy dysfunctional parents who drag them around small towns around America. This is a beautiful story about the resilience of children. 

Half-broken Horses by Jeanette Walls -- written from the prospective the authors grandma. This is like a female version of Huck Finn. Ashlee Clark if you are reading this. This is the book for you. 

I didn't realize it until I was writing out this review that almost all of the books I have read recently are memoirs! 

1 comment:

Ashlee said...

Haha, I have a truck-load of books to write about on my blog. Seriously, I've read around 35 this summer that I haven't blogged about. I've got a ton of non-memoirs, so maybe you can find one from my list. I will definitely check out your rec...but I have to point out, I'm no longer Ashlee Clark...weird, I know.