Wednesday, October 15, 2014
October "Twitterature": hilarious and unputdownable
Today I'm joining Modern Mrs. Darcy again for her monthly "Twitterature" linkup; that's where we share short reviews of what we've been reading.
I read two books this month that I'd highly recommend:
Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton. Melton is best known for her Momastery website and blog where she strives to live life openly and unashamedly. In her words, "My job is to wake up every day, say yes to life’s invitation, and let millions of women watch me get up off the floor, walk, stumble, and get back up again." This book is a compilation of essays and posts about her addictive (or as she puts it, "festive") past and her struggles with parenting, marriage, and faith. This is a woman who puts a bag on her head during her kids' tantrums, endures her child yelling "Mommy, you smell like a bar!" at the dentist's office (she meant candy bar, honest), and faces the unfair truth that laundry must be moved from washer to dryer well before a week has elapsed. Hilarious and endearing, with a lot of wisdom.
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton. A young woman named Edie goes to Milderhurst Castle to visit the reclusive elderly Blythe sisters and find out more about her mother's experience boarding there as a child during WWII. The secrets she unravels -- about the youngest sister's long-lost fiance, Mr. Blythe's mysterious writings, and her own mother's surprising past, just to name a few -- keep the reader turning the pages ... and this book has a lot of pages! I've only read one other novel by Morton, The Forgotten Garden; that was good, but this one was great. It's the kind of book the word "unputdownable" was made for.
What have you been reading this month? What's the most "unputdownable" book you've ever read?