March Reads

I continue to read great books. I think that might have something to do with my new found ability to stop reading a book if I don’t enjoy it. This month I read six books (and started several others).

A Heart That Works by Rob Delaney. There is no way to describe this book in a way that will make you want to read it, but it is the most heartbreaking and beautiful book I have ever read. I started it while Audrey was at swim practice. I had to stop because I was crying in public and had not brought tissues. This book is written by a father about the cancer diagnosis and death of his toddler. It is heart wrenching. I cannot fathom the sorrow. And yet this book was funny. I laughed. I cried. I feel like Rob Delaney should win all of the book awards for this. I give it five out of five stars.

Unraveling by Peggy Orenstein. This is a book about a woman creating a sweater from wool she sheared, scoured, washed, spun, and knit on her own. I was really excited to read this book. I thought I would love this book. In the end, I think this book is fine. I fear I judge all knitting memoirs by Clara Parkes memoirs, and that isn’t fair. I give this book three out of five stars.

You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar. Two months in a row of me reading hilarious and sad racist stories. If they write a third I’ll read it. I give this book four out of five stars.

Attack of the Black Rectangles by Amy Sarig King. This middle grade book is about a sixth grader who discovers that the books in his classroom are censored. He and his friends fight for uncensored books. This is a very timely book. I loved that the characters against censorship were from conservative and progressive families. Most people are against censorship, except the dumbasses in my state house. I give this book five out of five stars. Read this book and gift it to a kid.

Relax, It’s Just God: How and Why to Talk to your Kids about God When You Are Not Religious by Wendy Thomas Russell. My husband and I both grew up in religious homes, but we are not religious. This book affirmed my choices on how we talk about God in our home. If you are not religious and you have kids this is a helpful book. I give this book four out of five stars.

Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garbus. There is a reason this book is everywhere. It is delightful. Read it. There is no reason for me to write a review. Just read it. I give this book five out of five stars.

I hope you are reading good books. If there is anything I should add to my to read list please let me know.

6 thoughts on “March Reads

  1. I just finished the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo that I really enjoyed. It wasn’t at all what I’d expected from the cover and title, but I recommend it. One day I will read Rob’s book, we are fans of his tv shows and stand-up but I’ve just not been ready to read his book yet. Thanks for sharing what you read. I’m definitely getting better at abandoning books too, thank goodness Audible and the library allows you to do that for free. Ones I’ve paid money for I’m a little more persistent with 😆

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