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Reading Roundup: June 2019

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb This book may be one of my new favorite memoirs; Gottlieb is both candidly introspective and really funny (disclaimer--this is not an excessively funny book, but it has its moments). It inspired me to consider going back to therapy, especially if I could find a therapist as great as Gottlieb or her own therapist "Wendell". Saints: The Standard of Truth I've been reading this in bits and pieces since the beginning of the year and finally finished it this month. I've never been particularly interested in early Church history, but this book made it very accessible. I learned quite a lot from it and know that I will revisit this the next time we are studying the Doctrine and Covenants in Sunday School. Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman I've loved all of Backman's other books, but this one just didn't quite work for me. It had many similar elements to his previous work and I kept waiting for th

Reading Roundup: May 2019

A New Constellation by Ashley Mae Hoiland This book was small and quick to read, but also very powerful. I'm still thinking about it two months later. This book me both want to be the kind of person who supports others in the way people have helped her, and also become a writer who can be aware of myself and others and write about them in the way Hoiland does. A House Among the Trees by Julia Glass Sometime I feel like I read too many books about New York and the stereotypical upper-middle-class people who live there. I don't know if there are just that many books published about this world, or if I just always find them. This one was actually pretty good, although a few of the characters never stopped being annoying and I didn't see enough of the character I liked most. Nevertheless, it had an interesting premise and I mostly enjoyed it.  Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett I spent most of the month reading this book