Recent reads

Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned, by Lena Dunham 

Okay - I read this book because everyone was talking about it.  Sometimes the "buzzed-about" books are awesome and sometimes they're just okay.  So, I liked some of Dunham's ideas and stories.  But this book was just that to me - not fully finished ideas and stories.  Sometimes,  I liked her honesty and her feminist notions. Other times, I felt that she was over-sharing her life and her experiences for all the wrong reasons. That being said, if you like her t.v. show, Girls, you'll probably be a fan of this book. 

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

I listened to this story as an audio book in my car and I really liked it.  For me to commit to listening to an audio book it has to be a gripping story, with suspense and intrigue and maybe even murder.  Oh, and the reader has to be awesome.  This book met all of my criteria, and then some. I liked the separate stories of the different husbands and their secrets enough, but what I really loved was when the characters eventually met up with each other.  One woman finds a letter addressed to her in the case of her husband's death.  Only catch - he's still alive.  Her decision whether or not to open the letter and its repercussions will change the lives of many in this captivating story. 

The Collected Poems by Sylvia Path

M was reading The Bell Jar when I rediscovered my interest in Plath.  Her words are so carefully chosen; each one seems to weigh more than usual in a line of her poetry. This collection of her more than 800 poems is arranged more or less in chronological order.  It should be noted that much of her poetry is melancholy in theme and tone.  If you aren't usually a reader of poetry, I might not recommend diving in here.  Plath might be a little to dense and discouraging for new readers. 

Any recommendations for me to add to my reserve list at the library? 
♥ Meg xoxo

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