Welcome to my review of what I read this month. Please lower your expectations regarding the quality of the books I chose this month.
Clean Getaway by Nic Stone. This book, by the woman who wrote the incredible Dear Martin, is a middle school novel about a kid and grandma who take an impromptu road trip. Over the course of the trip the grandson realizes things are not as they seem. This book handles tackles race in a way that would be great for kids. I really like this book, even though I’m not in any way in the target age group for it. I give this book three out of five stars.
There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge) by Linda Åkeson McGurk. I love this book. I feel like it was written for me. I hike in the snow with the kids. I’m going to buy rain gear. I want to get outside as much as possible. This book made me feel less alone in that endeavor. I give this book five out of five stars.
Your Perfect Year by Charlotte Lucas. An uptight rule follower finds a planner (diary) filled out in detail for the year. He starts living life according to the journal. His life changes. It sounds silly when I describe it, but by gosh this book was enjoyable. I give this book three out of five stars.
Doctor Dearest by RS Grey. This is a new release by my guilty pleasure author. It is a romance novel that is mindless. I give the book two out of five stars.
My goal for March is to read more real books.