april reading

Originally I didn’t think I was going to get much reading done for April – I got sucked into Gilmore Girls at the beginning of the month and was obsessively working to finish all the seasons (I did.  Dave got sucked in, too.  It was awesome.  I miss watching it now).  I spent a lot of normal reading time (at night, early mornings, when Leo was nursing) watching the show instead.  However, I still managed to pull out three books by the end of the month, thanks to one book that was so good I couldn’t put it down (The Hiding Place) and some time in the car!
  • The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

Grade: B.  Good book, but didn’t blow me away.

  • The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

Grade: A.  Fascinating true story by an amazing woman as she lived through Nazi occupation and a concentration camp.  Definitely would recommend it!

  • My Family, A Symphony: A Memoir of Global Adoption by Aaron Eske

Grade: C.  I would have liked the book, but it felt like he got preachy instead of fully developing the story or emotion behind it.  I wanted to know more about the family dynamics but instead just got political opinion.  He said he was going to tell the background story of his siblings, but really he mostly gave generalities.  I just felt like there was so much more potential here!

What books have you been reading lately?


6 thoughts on “april reading

  1. I read the hiding place when I was 10 and 11 and 12 and 13 and 14 and so on and so forth. I haven’t read it in a few years now… but it was one of my favorite books for a long time.

    1. I have been reading the complete works of Sherlock Holmes of late. After that, I am back to World War II histories.

  2. I am looking for new reads, I think the hiding place will be put on the list. And aren’t the Gilmore Girls just the best? I think we have all been sucked in to their world a time or two.

  3. loved the hiding place! i was super fascinated by ww2 growing up, and i so admire the whole ten boom family for their courage during that time.

    the next book on my list is food politics by marion nestle. 🙂

  4. I finally finished “The Marriage Plot” and enjoyed it—just took me a while to finish! But I was bitten by the reading bug after that and finished two books over the weekend: Still Alice and Still Missing (not related at all—they just both happen to start with “Still”!) I would recommend Still Alice over Still Missing.

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