Wow, February flew by. I didn’t read as much as I usually do in February, but I still read some books that were spectacular and some that I felt were just alright, but still perhaps worth a read. I love talking about books. I really have no one to talk to about books in person, so I am constantly turning to social media and Goodreads for book discussion, so I thought that sharing what I am reading on my blog in more depth.
Everything all at Once by Katrina Leno
This book was a pleasant surprise, only because I didn’t really read the synopsis for the book. I think Katrina balanced the reality of what it’s like to be a teenager, what it’s like to have anxiety, and grieving someone you love with a sort of fantastical/magical concept and world. The fantastical element is integrated so well into the story, and although you can piece together what is happening before the main character does, it’s still interesting and suspenseful. I absolutely adore the main character, and relate a lot to her and what she feels throughout this book and the journey she is on. This book also has a romance, that although I wish was developed a little more, is so sweet and so refreshing that a romance can exist but still not take away from the main character and her independent journey.
The Omnivore Dilemma by Michael Pollan
This book should be a required read. It’s truly an eye opener on the food/farming industry. Even if you think you know a lot already, you will learn even more after this. This is not, in any way, an opinionated book. This is a book formulated around science and facts. This book is tremendously influential, and if you read the reviews for this book, you’ll see that that is an opinion shared by many. Your life will be changed after reading this book, and for the better.
Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick
It’s really hard to describe this book. It’s both a novel and a poem. This book requires you to be present in the moment, and to go with the flow when you read it. It’s truly an astounding read, so beautifully and lyrically written. I love what this book means, and what it gives you…pushing through all the challenges you have to face and taking control of your life and your experiences.
Sputnick Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
Oh Murakami. How does one dislike anything written by Murakami. Although this is not the greatest of his, at least in my opinion, it’s still a great read. He is fantastic at developing characters, and Sputnick Sweetheart is no different. This book is not something to read if you want to be cheered up. It is something that makes you think, a lot.