Well, needless to say it’s been a long time since I’ve posted. At first I felt a little guilty, but honestly I needed it. I started this blog as a bit of a creative outlet and a fun little hobby. But, like most things in my life, I somehow let it stress me out. Combine that with a stressful period at work, I have been a little ball of anxiety. So I took a step back, read books just for fun, watched a few shows on Netflix, stopped making big plans and just let myself go with the flow for a bit. And as flow would have it, eventually I felt that creative itch again and started dipping my toes back into blogging.
So now I have a list of books to talk about from the past two months, which is quite lengthy. So I’ll split it up into two posts over the next couple weeks. Here’s what I was reading in April.
The Reason for God
I’ll be honest, this book was a struggle to get through. It was recommended to me after reading Mere Christianity. I found some of the observations about religion and society interesting, but I found the book was definitely pushing an agenda (I think that should have been obvious from the title). If you’re the type of person who likes to be supplied with facts and anecdotes and then develop their opinions on their own, this probably isn’t the book for you.
The “White Girl Problem’s” books are my guilty pleasure. Babe Walker is a spoiled rich girl from LA who lacks a firm grasp on reality. How could this premise result in anything less then hilarious? Between her ridiculous diets and insane shopping habit, we get to peek into how the other half lives and witness the drama that unfolds.
We Were Liars
I went into this book knowing nothing and I think you all should too. It’s about a group of teenagers, The Liars, who spend their summers on their family’s island near Cape Cod. There is mystery and intrigue and I promise you will be completely addicted.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I bought this book the day it was released and only just read it now, because I love Harry Potter. A lot. And there were so many bad reviews about this book that I was terrified it was going to let me down. So maybe it was due to my low expectations, but I loved it. It didn’t take me long to get into the writing style, and I found the story reminiscent of the original series.
The Princess Saves Herself in this One
This was my first book of poetry and I instantly fell in love. I think this is a great choice for people wanted to try out poetry, as it reads more like a story. The poems were beautiful and relatable. I’m excited to try out more poetry, so please give me your suggestions!