Monday reading check in 8/30/21

So I didn’t get too much reading done over the past week only because it was a committee week at work. This means that I work 10 hour days and by the time I get home, I have just enough time to decompress and then go to bed.

What I recently finished

You all know that I love Jenny Lawson. I am so glad that I finally got around to her latest book “Broken (In the best possible way).” It wasn’t as funny as “Furiously Happy” but Lawson once again brings to the forefront the seriousness of anxiety and depression and the importance of mental health. It seemed that Lawson was trying to make a point that although she makes fun of the craziness that is her life, the issues that she deals with are not a laughing matter. In fact, some of the chapters in this book are a bit sobering. Her letter to her insurance company makes you wonder how many other people are going through the same thing. It made me so angry. Which is what makes Lawson’s books so great; they make you laugh, cry, rant and rave. It’s an emotional roller coaster.

What I am currently reading

I was really nervous about this book. First of all it’s a tome, but I was also scared that I wasn’t going to like it. However, I am actually quite enjoying it and have almost finished half the book for my September book club discussion.

What I plan to read next

I heard that this book can be a little dense so while I have a few weeks to read this for the Capital District Book Club, I want to get a jump start. Our last nonfiction book about murder was really interesting, so I am hoping that this is just as good.


What are you currently reading? Have you read any on this list?

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