Happy February! I know it didn’t feel this way for a lot of people, but I feel like January flew by. Probably because I was on vacation for most of it. Now that I’m back to real life and work and staying warm, I’m getting back in the groove of reading.
I’ve been in a real slump lately with books. I felt super exhausted before the holidays and was going to bed at 9PM every night. Which was amazing, but meant I just wasn’t motivated to read even a few pages at night. But now that I’m back from a several weeks long vacation and feeling much better I’m excited to get back to my nightly reading routine.
I’ve been picking up tons of books lately, which can be bad because I can get overwhelmed with a to-do stack of books. But I’m just in a reading mood right now so I’ve been getting through at least a book a week.
I thought I’d get back to sharing with you what I’m reading this month! I’ve been very into nonfiction lately which is unusual for me because I love a good fiction novel. I had pre-ordered Becoming, but since I was in grandma mode when it came out I only got about 1/3 of the way through. I picked it back up in January and took a break because of my vacation. So now I’m back to finish it. I’ve loved all of it so far and am so excited to read the rest of Michelle Obama’s story. Fun fact: she and I share a birthday. So I relate to her on every level as Capricorns. My favorite story in particular is how Barack proposed because her side of the story is 100% me.
One of my favorite things on Twitter is following Lin Manuel Miranda and his ‘gmorning, gnight’ tweets are amazing. He does them every day and they are always inspiring like everything he does. My parents gave me his book Gmorning, Gnight for my birthday and I am so excited to read it. It’s perfect for the kind of nights you can only read a few pages since it reads more like poetry.
In the realm of inspirational books is one of my other picks The Untethered Soul. I’ve actually had this one a while and just haven’t read it yet. So we’re starting the year on a very soul searching note. It’s pretty woo woo so it’s definitely not for everyone. But if you’re looking to do a little introspection on your connection to the universe then this is a good pick.
Another nonfiction book I’m diving into this month is Educated which I have had about 20 people recommend. It’s the story of Tara Westover who was born into a family of survivalists and how she ended up with a PhD from Cambridge. I might be most excited to read this one.
My last pick for this month is Beneath A Scarlet Sky, which is based on a true story. It’s the story of Pino, an Italian teenager during WWII who ends up enlisting as a German soldier only to become the personal driver for one of the top generals. It sounds exciting, suspenseful, and probably pretty sad. But I love a good WWII book so I’m looking forward to this one.
What’s on your reading list this month? Have you read any of my picks yet?
xo – Tracy