Somewhere between working out, Seahawks obsession, and work, I've managed to read a couple books lately.
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
This is a little bit of what GoodReads has to say:
"The author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be delivers her most ambitious and powerful novel to date: a captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask."
This wasn't my FAVORITE book ever, but it was good. It goes over a part of American history that I had never heard anything about.
Although I can't get rid of the feelings I'm having lately of all the books I've been reading have the same weird orphan/tough start to life/foster child meets life changing experience storyline.
With that said, this was a good book, I got really invested in the story and it was hard to put down at times.
3.5 out of 5 stars.
It's Not Me, It's You by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor
Take it away GoodReads:
"Stefanie Wilder-Taylor has never been one to take the easy, conventional route. In her latest work It’s Not Me, It’s You, she unabashedly showcases a life well lived, ignoring all wisdom, but yet somehow, coming out on top. Combining her trademark biting wit and straightforward common sense, the anticipated comedic memoir delivers outrageous tales from all periods of her life and family history. From Taylor’s outlook on working hard (audition for a game show instead) to getting her husband to propose (forget The Rules: try nagging and physical violence) these stories venture beyond daycare, sure to entertain both parents and non-parents alike."
SO. FUNNY. The number of times I LOL'd is ridiculous. It took a bit of a serious turn at the end of the book that makes you feel more connected to this girl (whom I've never heard of before). I would definitely enjoy reading her other books... despite the fact that they appear to be about motherhood.
4.5 out of 5 stars