I Missed Reading

I am FINALLY able to do a post about some books again! All through the pregnancy, I read…about babies. I read some other books, but honestly, I didn’t read much at all.

I was busy, yo. Lay off me. I had a kid to prepare for.

And then she was born via surgery. Between me recovering and becoming a mom, there was no time. I guess that’s not true. I did watch tv. But then I could do other stuff while it was in the background. Books require full attention.

But NOW. Now I have started to read again, and I am devouring the pages like a long awaited meal. I love to read. And it has been so long. Ooooh, I missed you, books.

So here’s what I read while I was pregnant:

Your Pregnancy Week by Week.

Written by doctors and full of helpful information. I highly recommend it if you’re pregnant.

But for non-pregnancy related reading, continue.

Peak by Roland Smith.

This is a young adult novel about a 14-year-old who gets caught climbing skyscrapers in New York and gets shipped off to Asia with his dad who is a professional climber. His dad has him go on an expedition to the peak of Everest.

It was a pretty good read, but not the best I’ve read. It really painted a picture of what it would be like there and what’s hard about the climb. Pretty interesting, and told in first person.

Divergent by Veronica Roth.

LOVED this book! If you like the Hunger Games, you will be just as happy with this! It is the first in a trilogy, and it’s so great.

It’s about a 16 year old girl, Beatrice, living in a future, dystopian Chicago. The whole city is divided into “factions,” with each faction based on a core value (bravery, selflessness, honesty, peacefulness, and intelligence).

When you turn 16, you have to choose which faction you will belong to for the rest of your life, and if it’s not the one you were raised in, you have to leave your family behind in order to join. No matter the faction, you must go through initiation to join.

Beatrice makes her choice, changes her name to “Tris” and begins initiation, a dangerous, difficult process. During the testing and initiation, she finds out that she is “Divergent,” because her brain works differently in simulations.

If the leaders find out, they’ll kill her. She has to survive initiation without standing out.

It’s a really great book! I feel like Tris goes through changes and grows in ways that are believable. It’s really¬†interesting, and I couldn’t put it down.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

This is book two in the Divergent Trilogy.

As soon as I finished book one on my kindle, I bought book two and flew through it. I don’t want to say much about it because it will ruin the first book for you.

Just trust me. Go get them both. I can’t wait for the third book to come out (scheduled for fall 2013!). Thank you to Jennifer Smith for telling me about them!

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson.

Oh my goodness. If you are looking for a laugh-out-loud funny book, this is it.

I will preface it by saying it’s written by blogger, The Bloggess, and she holds nothing back in foul language and pretty much has no filter for topics.

A good test for whether or not you’ll like this book is this post she did about “Beyonce” the rooster. If you find yourself laughing while reading this, you will probably like the book. If you think it’s crude and inappropriate (which it is, but had me shaking with laughter), just skip it.

So that’s been on my reading list lately. What should I read next?

~Meghan

4 thoughts on “I Missed Reading”

  1. Ready player One is good. You are probably a bit young for all of the 1980s culture references but it is a fun geek novel.

    Jo is a bit young for you to really read this yet but I highly recommend Free Range Kids. Very good parenting book

  2. Have you read The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks, The Simirallion….not sure of the author…..Angels all Over Town by Luanne Rice

    1. Hey! I have read The Wedding, but I haven’t read The Silmarillion yet. Can’t believe I haven’t read that! Thanks for the great suggestion! And I haven’t read the other one either and need to check it out! Thanks!

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