Spring Reads

I'm not sure what it is, but lately I have been getting myself back into reading. It really is one of my favorite things to do but I sometimes think I don't have time. When I finally make time for it, reading is so stress relieving for me. Now that I'm in the habit of it again, I needed to get a reading list together so I always know what to start next! I like to switch up genres so I don't ever get tired of any certain kind. 

I stumbled upon this book when I was actually looking for a different one. When Breath Becomes Air just came out this January and is already a New York Times Bestseller. This book chronicles a neurosurgeon's life. This true story shows the life of a obsessive surgeon as he faces his own mortality after a stage IV lung cancer diagnosis. As someone that lost a parent to this disease (see my story here) I want to see the change from doctor to patient and how he faced the disease. .I'm sure it will be a tear jerker but I've also heard it is quite inspirational.

I am a huge fan of Mindy Kaling! Not only do I find her hilarious but she's also an inspiration with her career and work ethic. Every speech of hers I've read also leaves me wanting more. She mixes a strong message with humor for something that speaks to almost anyone. Why Not Me is a collection of essays about her life and career. I actually just listened to it in audio form (she narrates it herself) and didn't stop laughing the entire time!

Her three shows already own me every Thursday night (TGIT anyone?) but now I can learn about the woman behind them. Year of Yes is the story of how Shonda Rhimes changed her life in a year. It is refreshing to hear that someone so powerful still had struggles. For one year she said yes to everything that scared her. As someone that is in the middle of a big career change, I think I will definitely learn something from this book!

I mentioned another book in this series on my first book list (here). The latest installment comes out in May! The Crown continues the story of Princess Eadlyn's struggle to decide if she wants to find love. She sees how The Selection (think The Bachelor meets royalty) worked for her parents but doesn't know if it's in her destiny. This is your perfect pool/beach read! Who doesn't want to read some romance and see if a princess finds her prince?

Several friends have recommended this book to me! All the Light We Cannot See takes place during WWII, which is one of my favorite time in history to read about. Another New York Time Best Seller, this book  Two paths collide from opposite sides of the war. A German man rethinks how he helps the Nazis while a French woman is fleeing them. I'm not sure how the two lives come together but I'm excited to find out!

What are some books on your current reading list?
Kara Krittenbrink

1 comment:

  1. Have you read ME Before You yet?? I just finished it and oh my gosh, it is soooo good! I read it in two days and definitely recommend it. I'm about to get the second one, After You!