Hooray!! It's book day! I slowed it down this month and only read a few. I'm still obliterating my Goodreads goal, though, so that's nice. Here's a look at where my nose was buried since last month.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
I had picked this up in Target once and put it back because it didn't seem like my kind of book. When I needed an audiobook to drive home I noticed this was a short 4 hours so I gave it a go. I'm so glad I did. You guys, I absolutely loved this book. It was such a great, encapturing story about following your dreams and never giving up regardless of what's put in front of you. Given my own personal journey in the last year, there were so many parts of this book that spoke to me.
"And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to acheive it."
"There is only one thing that makes a dream difficult to acheive: the fear of failure."
"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everythign around us becomes better too."
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
As usual, I had been putting off reading this for a while. This was a really great audiobook. It was funny and engaging, and I loved that there were additions that could only be part of an audiobook. I've never really paid much attention to Amy Poehler. All I really knew was that she was on SNL, was BFFs with Tina Fey and was married to Will Arnett. This was a nice glimpse into her life and upbringing, as well as how she got started and the comedic path she walked.
Deliver Her: A Novel by Patricia Perry Donovan
I loved this book. I downloaded it free as a Kindle First selection and I'm glad I did.
After the death of her best friend Alex's life starts spiraling out of control. At the end of her rope her mother, Men, inlays the help of a transporter to get her daughter to a "reform school".
When things go terribly wrong and Alex goes missing, long kept secrets are revealed and everyone is forced to accept the after effects.
And that's all I have to say about that.... Your turn!