Hi friends! It’s a gorgeous sunny day here in Washington, D.C., and I have so much fun stuff I’m looking forward to sharing with you this week. I tried a couple of new (to me) workouts this weekend, and I have a guest post from one of my friends that I think you’ll enjoy!
But before we get too far into the month of April, I want to make sure to share my book recap from March. I read more books in March than I realized thanks in part to having five and half hours on an airplane home from Iceland where I mainly had my nose stuck in a book.
Most of them were decent. Only one was a total dud, which is a pretty big improvement from January and February.
Soulmates by Jessica Grose
I found this story-line super compelling, but hated the ending so much because it just didn’t seem to jive with everything else we’d learned about the main character. I was so frustrated with how it ended, I kind of wanted to chuck the book across my hotel room in Iceland.
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Ugh I was so disappointed in this book, and normally I really like books by this author. But this particular book felt like it dragged forever. The first 200 pages were actually painful to read while we wait to find out what big event happened at the barbecue. Then when we finally did find out, it was kind of a let down. I also pretty much hated every character in the book except the children and the former stripper. Save yourself the disappointment and skip this one.
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
I really enjoyed this book and the complicated relationships it followed between two college best friends who grew up, got married and had kids and then the relationship that formed between the kids. It was an interesting take on how time can change and test even the strongest relationships.
Order to Kill by Kyle Mills
I just can’t quit the character of Mitch Rapp, and the author who picked up after Vince Flynn died is doing a decent job of making the plots just as interesting as before. I’ll probably keep reading as long as Kyle Mills doesn’t totally make Mitch Rapp jump the shark like the new person writing the Jason Bourne character has.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Loved this classic book, and the crazy terrifying world it portrayed. It’s really interesting reading it in light of all that’s currently going on politically, and that’s all I’m going to say about that. Also, yes, I definitely read this because Hulu is releasing a show based on this book this month.