Book Worm

Books that I have loved reading this year:

The Time Travelers Wife Girls and boys, have a Kleenex box nearby. What starts out as little tears trickling slowly and gracefully down your cheek will quickly turn into a monsoon of sobs, sobs of joy and sadness. Seriously, I have already seen three dudes cry while reading this book. So, you’ve been warned.

Atlas Shrugged Brilliant, challenging, and baffling. I’ve heard it said that this is one of the best books of all time. It is. Read it and let’s talk about it.

John Adams by David McCullough. A fascinating man. I knew he was going to die for 645 pages, but I grew to love him, so when it happened…yep, crying.

You: On a Diet Do you know what your spleen looks like and how food breaks down in your stomach??? For quizzes and quirky diagrams, this book is incredibly entertaining and ok, honestly, educational (no, I am not smarter than a 5th grader; I failed every quiz in the book).

And for any other history lovers out there (ok, I just aged by about 15 years) I really loved American Sphinx, Kissinger by Walter Isaacson, and Founding Brothers.

Finally, the book that has meant the most to me this year is Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness. Timely, inspiring and affirming for anyone else out there who aspires to great things but is so often mired down by bouts of depression or anxiety. This book is human. I am human. It profoundly breathed life into me.

What is the best book you’ve read this year? I’d love to read it, so leave a post and share it with me. And while we're talking can we all just have a minute of love and remeberance for Reading Rainbow. Who doesn't want to read after that show? Those were the golden years. Ahhh. Happy Reading.