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august reading/walking

August walk total: 63.5 miles

The month fell a little short since exercise ceased on August 19, when Leo was born (well worth the exercise lag).  Happily, I was still able to do a 4 mile walk/run the morning before he was born… mostly because I didn’t know my water had broken or that 8 hours later I would be in the hospital with a Pitocin drip…

And with Leo’s birth and all I still got a decent amount of reading done in August.  Then again, when you’re feeding a baby every 2-3 hours, you have a good amount of reading time…  Here are August’s books – quite a few of them I would highly recommend!

  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

A.  One of my favorite books.  It’s always so so good, even when I’m reading it for the ninth time.

  • Under Fishbone Clouds by Sam Meekings

A.  Reminded me of a Lisa See novel.  Good characters, uniquely told.

  • I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg

B.  Not a super deep book, but it read quickly and held my attention.  A fun, light read.

  • The Way Things Look To Me by Roopa Farooki

B.  Interesting storyline, but the ending felt somewhat rushed and didn’t exactly fit.

  • The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrecht

A+.  Loved this book.  Really well done and the author is only 26 – and this is her first novel.  Yowza.  If you read any book off this list, let it be this one.

  • A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel

B.  Quick, light read.  Sometimes funny, sometimes a little disturbing.

  • She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel

B.  Same as above.  Note: these books were great during the early hours of labor and the days afterward, when I was super tired.  It was nice to have an easy, light read.

  • Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister

A.  Simple and sweet.

  • Save Me by Lisa Scottoline

A-.  Characters were a little flat and predictable, but the story kept me reading!

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  1. i know you have a billion other baby/parenting books to read…but put Give Them Grace on your list. it will change you, your life, and the way you parent!

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