2020 Books So Far.

It has been a great start to the year for me in the reading books department:

  1. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, Charlie Mackesy see New Decades’ First Book
  2. Normal People: A Novel, Sally Rooney. This baby is an interesting look at class, and first love – my favorite quote was: “Her eyes fill up with tears again and she closes them. Even in memory she will find this moment unbearably intense, and she’s aware of this now, while it’s happening. She has never believed herself fit to be loved by any person. But now she has a new life, of which this is the first moment, and even after many years have passed she will still think: Yes, that was it, the beginning of my life.”
  3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris see Tattooist of Auschwitz
  4. Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem. I loved this book and really want to see the movie. The authors sentences are beautiful, the kind it is fun to re-read. Like this one: “Guilt wants to cover all the bases, be everywhere at once, reach into the past to tweak, neaten and repair. Guilt like Tourettic utterance flows uselessly, inelegantly from one helpless human to another, contemptuous of perimeters, doomed to be mistaken or refused on delivery.”
  5. The Life-Changing Power of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo 
  6. Spark Joy, Marie Kondo
  7. Daisy Jones & The Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid. This baby is a beach read.
  8. Home, Toni Morrison. This is a beautiful story about a defeat man who finds home and how a community can care and nurture its own despite it being devoid of opportunity. “Misery don’t call ahead. That’s why you have to stay awake – otherwise it just walks on in your door.”  and “Look to yourself. You free. Nothing and nobody is obliged to save you but you. Seek your own land. You young and a woman and there’s serious limitation in both, but you are a person too. Don’t let Lenore or some trifling boyfriend and certainly no devil doctor decide who you are. That’s slavery. Somewhere inside you is that free person I’m talking about. Locate her and let her do some good in the world.”
  9. Building A StoryBrand, Donald Miller (listened with Mom)
  10. Currently Reading: The Ride of A Lifetime, Robert Iger

I love reading. It reminds me that I am never to busy to find to be try to see the world from someone else’s shoes. Here is hoping you spend some time today doing something you love to do.

Be Your Own JoyMaster. xoxoxox Lisa

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