Mar 2, 2020

What I Read in February 2020

I finished only four books in February, but considering how much I got done during the month, I'm feeling pretty good about it. And I enjoyed these books quite a bit!

What I Read in February 2020

Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo (audio)
I listened to this book with the boys in the car on the way to school in the morning, and I loved it. Some of her language is a little salty, but her message - that with hard work and perseverance you can accomplish anything - is timeless and one that I want to ingrain in my kids.

The Old Success (Richard Jury Mystery Book 25) by Martha Grimes
I've been reading Richard Jury mysteries since my eighth grade English teacher Ms. Riddell recommended them. I took a long break but started reading them again last year, and they're still quirky and oddly evocative. The mystery itself wasn't all that compelling, but Jury and Melrose Plant are like old friends.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyou
This is the story of Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos. I knew the basics of the story before reading the book, but I could not believe her audacity, what she got away with, the lengths she went to, and how long she was able to do it all. The writing is a little dry (Carreyou is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal), but the story is compelling.

The Secrets of Happy Families: Surprising New Ideas to Bring More Togetherness, Less Chaos, and Greater Joy by Bruce Feiler (audio)
This is a book I wish I'd had twelve years ago when my kids were little. There are so many things I would have done differently, like turning family vacations into The Amazing Race style adventures, and intervening more when the boys fought. I still plan to implement some of the ideas from the book, and I highly recommend the book to anyone who wants their family to be closer and happier.

What have you read lately?

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