Reading Life

Currently Reading: Volume 3

Love and Miss Communication (Fiction)- Elyssa Friedland

Thank you HarperCollins for the ARC

Evie Rosen has had enough. She’s tired of the partners at her law firm e-mailing her at all hours of the night. The thought of another online date makes her break out in a cold sweat. She’s over the clever hashtags and the endless selfies. So when her career hits a surprising roadblock and her heart is crushed by Facebook, Evie decides it’s time to put down her smartphone for good. (Beats stowing it in her underwear—she’s done that too!)

And that’s when she discovers a fresh start for real conversations, fewer distractions, and living in the moment, even if the moments are heartbreakingly difficult. Babies are born; marriages teeter; friendships are tested. Evie may find love and a new direction when she least expects it, but she also learns that just because you unplug your phone doesn’t mean you can also unplug from life.

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Currently Reading: Volume 2

What Comes Next & How to Like It (Memoir)- Abigail Thomas

A thank you to Scribner (Simon & Schuster) for the ARC

Her best friend of 30 years had an affair with her daughter. Through this touching memoir, Abigail Thomas learns how to cope with the affair and how it has changed her relationships with her daughter and friend while also learning how to cope with life, aging, and people.

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Currently Reading: Volume 1

Signs of Life (Non-fiction/Memoir)- Natalie Taylor

While on vacation in Florida, Natalie Taylor finds out that her husband, Josh, suffered a head injury during a freak accident and isn’t going to make it. She’s 5 months pregnant at the time. The memoir comes straight from her journal at the time, where she chronicles her journey through the grief and her life as a widowed, new mother.

Signs of Life CoverWhat We See When We Read (Books about Books)- Peter Mendelsund

Mendelsund is the creator of many book covers, and here he writes about how the brain processes reading. He uses examples from many well-known novels and asks questions to make you think about your personal reading experience.

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The Seat of the Soul: 25th Anniversary Edition (Non-fiction/Spiritual)- Gary Zukov

First published in 1989, Zukov presented groundbreaking thoughts on the state of the human condition and how an unseen plain exists in life. He refers to people as 5-sensory and multisensory beings to express the difference between those that experience life with just the tangible 5 senses and those that experience life beyond the 5 senses. The 25th anniversary edition includes forwards by the late Maya Angelou and Oprah as well as a study guide.