Good Books

I went to see when I last posted a book post on here, thinking I haven’t been reading much, but actually I have quite a few books to talk about! Chris and I have started watching Scrubs from the beginning (we finished Ted Lasso and needed more funny, sweet stories in our lives!) and it’s taken up some of my reading time. Still managed to have four very very different books to share with you if you need something to add to your list!

Hamnet by Maggi O’Farrell This was a beautiful historical fiction to get lost in when it was grey and dreary outside. The story of Shakespeare’s family and an imagining of what his marriage might have been like. Beautiful descriptions of motherhood and I loved this fictionalized version of his wife. I connected with the boy/girl twins, but maybe too much so as this one did make me very sad by the end.

When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Williams I loved this beautiful memoir. Contemplations on love, grief, faith, and writing in a journalistic style that left me feeling inspired and thoughtful every time I put it down. I am getting where I really appreciate a good memoir and this was exactly that.

The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World by Sarah Stewart Johnson I saw this recommended on some list and put it on hold at the library and just happened to check it out the week the Mars rover landed. A memoir interlaced with the history of studying Mars, I found this one pretty fascinating. Not something I usually pick out and I’m glad I did!

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro I finished this one last week and I’m honestly not sure how I feel about it. It was so weird and intriguing and so much was left unexplained or just sprinkled in, which I was loving, until the end. When it just ended? I felt so lost and sad about a character that was not even human and it was kind of unsatisfying. Which when I shared that online multiple people said, yea I feel that way every time I read that author, so maybe this is their thing. Anyway. If you like sci fi I would think this would be a cool one to try!

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