Hello and Happy Book day! I love sharing what I have been reading, but I REALLY love checking out what everyone else has been reading so I can find some new reads. This past month I read three different books and one of them made me think of ways to simplify and slow down and the importance of relaxation and comfort, while one was a pretty good read and the other was just mmmmeehhhh.
I would give this Book 2 out of 5 stars.
I found this book really hard to relate to. This book is about a group of friends (ages 18-early 20’s) who are either married or in a relationship. One girl dropped out of High School to follow her boyfriend/husband. It was really hard for me to relate to any of these characters and the book did not draw me in. I love the show Friday Night Lights, this kind of reminded me of a book they would write off of the series, yet not nearly as engaging or relate-able. I see 21 year old Jenna really enjoying this book…32 year old Jenna…not so much.
The next book I read was Collen Hoover’s “Maybe Someday”.
I loved the book “It Ends with Us”. It is probably one of my favorite books to date so I was excited to read another Colleen Hoover book. I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I really liked this book. The characters are all college aged, but I was engaged in this book and found the characters and story line interesting and could not wait to see where the story went. If you like chick-lit (ME!), you will like this story. It is a good book to pick up and read at any time. ***WARNING*** DO NOT expect this book to be anywhere as good as “It Ends With Us”, but it is still a really good book!
The third book I read was very interesting and right up my alley…The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living
I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars (if you are wanting to look into hygge)
I have been reading about Danish culture for so long. So often in the education world we hear about how the Danish children and school system is the best (happiest kids/best school). These little articles pop up all over. In my Masters program Danish studies were very popular on how to create a great classroom environment. Now, Hygge is popping up everywhere. It is the art of living cozy and comfortable. Sipping a hot drink, slowing down, leaving work without bringing it home with you, being in the moment with people, the importance of cooking together. I LOVED this book and took so much to heart. I love how Meik Wiking explained hygge throughout different seasons (not just winter, wrapped in blankets, drinking tea and reading a book). I like his advice and research on how happy people are and why, and different practices to employ in my own life. This is a really good book and a really quick read. I encourage everyone who enjoys spending less, spending time with loved ones, and really wanting to simplify to read this book. It is full of great tips and advice.
In kindergarten we have been reading…
Maddi has been reading non-stop…
Next Maddi is going to read a book about Ariana Grande (so random).
Guy has been reading/listening to some chapter books that my sister got him…
We have been reading up a storm around here. I am so excited for summer reading. What books do you plan on reading this summer? How do you encourage reading during the summer with your kiddos?