It’s my April Book Review day!!
If you missed my March Book Review:
Warning: Rated strongly PG13
First, this book is fiction, but it’s written in a way that will make you think it’s an actual memoir. I could see this book getting turned into a real movie. It’s about a band in the 1970s and how it came to be. This story feels so authentic when they depict the highs and lows of how they rose to fame. The chapters are not traditionally written; instead, it’s written in “interview style.” That gave me a unique perspective. This writing style gave the author some freedoms she wouldn’t have had otherwise by writing regular chapters. It took me a bit to get the hang of reading like that, but I loved it once I did. Overall, I enjoyed this book and it reminded me of the movie Almost Famous.
Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham
I loved this book! Lauren Graham wrote a memoir called Talking As Fast As I Can about her time on Gilmore Girls, Parenthood and Gilmore Girls again…and I adored it! I’ve always thought I was Lauren Graham fan…but now, I’m convinced of it. She is so funny, so relatable, so happy and you can tell from reading this book, that’s she’s so full of energy. Now, if you haven’t watched Gilmore Girls, I’m not sure if you would enjoy this book (because basically, that’s what it’s about). Also, if you haven’t watched Gilmore Girls, stop reading this post right this second and start…because it’s one of the best shows I’ve ever binged watched (besides you Breaking Bad…you will always be my favorite). I loved how she went season by season of Gilmore Girls and added her thoughts and comments about the episodes…as a fan of the show, this was very interesting to me. I also loved how she bridged the original series with the new one and added snippets of life inside of Parenthood (another show you should binge watch…like now). This book made me an even bigger Lauren Graham fan.
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis
Over the last 4 years, I feel like I have seen this book at Target every time I’ve gone in. When I started this book, I think I was was mainly intrigued by the title, “Stop Believing the Lie About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be.” I mean wow, that is quite a hook. I knew nothing about Rachel Hollis before going in. Maybe I was the wrong audience for this book because I found a lot of her supposed revelations really obvious and disappointing. I felt like I was just reading all about Rachel Hollis’ life without her really speaking to her audience. I wanted more from her, and I just didn’t get it. She’d dive into a topic and I’d think, “oh yes here we go!” and it wouldn’t be anything about what I was expecting. Unfortrnately, this one was not for me.
This is one of the books that is going to shape the way I think from this point forward. I find it rare for a non-fiction book to be captivating, but this one certainty is. At Havard Business School, Clayton Christensen gave a powerful speech on finding the meaning of happiness in life that eventually led to this book. Throughout his anecdotes, Christensen goes over finding your passion, understanding your motivations, and commitment, all while focusing on your family and maintaining your true values. I loved the part about purpose not being found, it’s something to be developed. Over the last year, I feel like I have been developing my purpose in life.
And that’s it for this month!
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