Hi everyone. We have been doing a lot of reading on the road and wanted a space to share the books we have read and our thoughts about them. So here we go!
Currently reading: Mercy by Jodi Picoult- I love her writing so I’m excited to check this one out.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – a very quick read, I read this in an afternoon. A well-to-do family spends every summer in New England, until something happens that changes everything. It will suck you in!
Room: A Novel – A crazy story of a woman held captive and the 5 year old son that she gave birth to while in captivity. It wasn’t what I expected.
The Signature of All Things: A Novel – An interesting look into the early 20th century world of botany through a women’s eyes. Written by Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)
The Last Original Wife: A Novel – One of those easy summer reads. Focus on mid-life crisis.
Currently reading: A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire) – Book #5 in the Game of Thrones series. Only 900+ pages long. So I might be reading this one for a while.
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health – I hate the title of this book. It makes it sounds like a crazy diet book. It’s not. It’s really all about the science and manufacturing of wheat. Basically making the case for people to cut it out of their diets because it is so far modified from what wheat originally was. A really good and informative read.
The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel — New book by one of my favorite authors. Great insight into early 20th century life in New York City. Specifically Coney Island and all of the freak shows. Very cool fiction with history mixed in.
My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics) — One of my favorite childhood novels. Randomly was a our hostel in Taichung, Taiwan. So I reread in quickly on our way to Sun Moon Lake. I love this book.
On the Shortness of Life (Penguin Great Ideas) — Just reminds us that life is really short.
Shades of Grey: A Novel — Really loved this book. Very cool. Different as it is Sci-fi, but super cool.
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! — Nice perspective on assets and financial goals.
Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator — Great insight into media and the culture of blogging.
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich — Lots of interesting ideas on how to manage one’s work life and real life. For me I plan to check email less.
Rework — The idea that what works for some companies may not be the end all be all.
A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) — Book #4 in the Game of Thrones series.
Yes Please — Amy Poehler’s first book. Funny, but a little long winded.