April was a big month for finishing books that I have been working on for a while. I’ve been working on the non-fiction for a few months, reading a few pages every day. It’s the most effective way of reading boring books and actually finishing them.
Emergency Preparedness by Don Philpott. This was given to me by my manager and is related to my work. It’s not 100% relevant to what I do because it’s very American in it’s context and there’s a lot stuff that seems like it would only be relevant for large office buildings or corporations, but it was still a good background/overview of the field book. It’s also incredibly expensive.
101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna Wiest. I don’t know if this book will actually change anyone’s life, but it is very effective at making you think about things differently. I would say get it from the library, rather than purchasing it if you can, but it is an intriguing read. I think maybe if you really took the time to journal through it, but like most self-help books I don’t think it’s world changing.
And for the only fiction book I read in April, More Than You’ll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez. This was a very enjoyable read. I don’t know if I would call it a thriller, but it is definitely a psychological book. It follows a young true crime author, Cassie, who reads an article about a woman who had two families, was married to two husbands. And Cassie is fascinated by this story, it is not often that the wife is the one with two families. The reason that this story came across Cassie’s internet was not because of the multiple families but because one of those husbands murdered the other. Or so the story goes. Cassie knows that there is more to this, more to this woman and that is the story that Cassie wants to tell, the story of Lore Rivera.
In May I am looking forward into getting back into beach read season. Some lighter fodder, and continuing my habit of reading a few pages of non-fiction every morning. I am however, also continuing my book buying ban until I work through my TBR a bit more.
What are you reading?
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