During the winter Caleb and I like to sometimes read in the evenings (yes, we act like an old married couple). I am so thankful I married a man who likes to read because I don't know what I would do without big chunks of time to read! The past few weeks I've been reading an insane amount, and I've loved every minute of it. I've been trying to finish reading all of the books I own before I go out and buy more books, and these are the ones I've enjoyed lately.
The Glass Castle: I don't know why it took me so long to finally read this book, but it was so good! I love memoirs, and this one was no exception. It was really sad, but it made me so thankful for my own family.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: I read this and The Glass Castle back to back, and I found them kind of similar. Both were about girls in very difficult family situations, without money, and working hard for what they each wanted. I also really loved the way the neighborhoods in Brooklyn were described in this book; I felt like I could totally picture what life was like there and I liked that.
Tender at the Bone: I read this one and also Comfort Me with Apples and enjoyed learning more about Ruth Reichl's life. Honestly neither was my favorite food memoir of all time, but I did enjoy the easy read.
Jane Eyre: I'm still reading this one, but I really like it so far! Usually it takes me a while to get into a classic, but this one has been so easy to read and I'm really into the story. If you're unfamiliar with the story, it's pretty dark and sad, but I like it.
Outliers: I love anything by Malcolm Gladwell so I really enjoyed this book. It's all about why and how people succeed, the reasons he gives much deeper than hard work and determination. I thought it was really interesting to read the parts on Steve Jobs and Bill Gates and how their lives were perfectly set up for them to be successful.
Orange is the New Black: I have to give Darby all the credit for my enjoying this book; she highly recommended it and I wasn't disappointed. It was SUCH a fascinating read about life inside of a women's federal prison. I had no idea how prisoners spend their time or what their relationships with other prisoners or guards are like, so it was really interesting to hear about it.
What have you been reading lately? Once I finish Jane Eyre I'm looking for some new good reads!