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February ’17 Reads

My reading this month was crap guys. Complete crap. Not the books that I read were bad, but I just could not seem to get through any books. Or maybe it was just that I only read one or two books that I liked.

Either way, this year I have read 17 books, which means I have ten more months to read 83 more books. Hopefully, I have a banner month in terms of reading next month. I would love to read 10 books, and especially like to read more books that I actually enjoyed.

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason. A classic of financial reads, I find no reason to read this is you have any sense in money.

QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life by John G. Miller, David L. Levin. My professor made me read this and I can assure you there is absolutely no reason to. It was crap.

Likewise, I had to read this book. Total self-help crap. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry

Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle by Mary J. Macleod. A very cutesy book about a rural Scottish nurse. Not amazing, but endearing enough.

Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals by Patricia Lockwood – this was one of this month’s highlights. A cheeky book of poetry, I found it a wonderful mix of accessible but layered. I would recommend this if you are looking for a new book of poetry.

The Case of Madeleine Smith (Treasury of Victorian Murder)by Rick Geary. A graphic novel of a murder of Madeleine Smith’s lover and her eventual trial. Not a very intriguing murder, but a quick read and I do love a good murder.

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler. I enjoyed this book enough that I read it in one afternoon. It is not the most brilliant book I have read this year, but it is a different approach to the coming of age tale. Perhaps it is best described as a coming of age for the adult reader.

Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness by Jessica Valenti – while I am all about discussing and exploring how motherhood isn’t for everyone, her tone was too combative for me.


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