It’s the second week of August already. My goodness…. How did we get here without therapy? Actually, I didn’t. But it doesn’t help all that much. Or at least not as much as a good book does.
This past week I’ve had two books that were better for my soul and state of mind than any therapist could possibly be. I might go as far as saying it was better than chocolate. At least one was better than chocolate.
So is life any better? No. But at least books don’t fail me anymore. Yes, the sun does shine a bit brighter on my book pages this morning. So let’s get reading for this week!
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins – Nope. This was no earth shattering, skip-your-therapy-session-and-finish-the-damn-book read. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a bad read. Just not as strong as The Girl on the Train. But I am very excited for the movie version of this one, lots op potential for a really great movie. Follow my thoughts @ Into the Water
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult – This was my WOW book for the year. The one that make you stop and take a double take. The one that hits you full force.
It might just be me though. This book understood. Or the elephants did. Sometimes your grief is as big as an elephant. Sometimes the only consolation is an elephant. Gosh. I loved it. Review: Leaving Time
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – I’m not all that comfortable with audio books yet, but this was quite enjoyable. And yes, I loved to remember how it felt to be young and in love.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – Oh how I love a book that is better than therapy. This is one of those. Some of the most profound, life changing quotes I’ve ever read. And believe me, I am a sucker for a good quote from a book. This book will stay with me forever. I hope the monster will come just after midnight. Like he should.
Currently spending my time with
I am currently listening to an audio recording of The Memory of Water by one of my all time favorite South African authors, JT Lawrence. The story is funny and easy to follow, but I do struggle a bit with the definitely-NOT-South African-accent.
I can’t just sit and listen to a book. My mind goes on adventures way beyond the listened word. So I still occupy my hands with a bit of color by numbers. See, I really don’t need therapy.
Cross my heart, hope to read
I haven’t made a library card this month, I have a few left overs from previous months and I need to clear my NetGalley shelf. Let’s see what’s lying in wait:
Sure that is manageable for August.
Wishing you a great week with some excellent therapeutic books to occupy your mind.
Thalk to me! What book do you consider better as therapy?
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