I’m still making my way through a stack of books before I start my doctorate program, so instead of boring you with those, I’ll give you a short (twitter-style) recap the couple of non-school books that I finished this month.
A Circle of Quiet by Madeline L’Engle
This book is like reading L’Engle’s personal journal, which as a big fan of hers, I loved. She covers her perspectives on culture, writing, teaching, being a wife and mother, and how spirituality fits into all of that. #musings
- To read more of my thoughts on A Circle of Quiet, see my post: How to live an adventure for myself and my marriage
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I’ve taken (and am now coaching) a Dale Carnegie Training course. This classic book by Carnegie contains valuable principles on how to speak in terms of others’ interests, show sincere appreciation, build relationships, and be a listener. #timeless
- I included this book on my top 8 books every graduate should read. To check out the others, read this post.
The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) by Donna Tartt
In my last Twitterature post, I mentioned that I was reading The Goldfinch for book club. I unfortunately have to report that it simply didn’t capture my attention enough to warrant finishing. Summer is too short to read a novel that didn’t grab my attention, so although it’s a Pulitzer Prize winner I’m letting this one sit on my Kindle only 50% read. (As an aside, one girl in my book club finished and ended up liking the book, so give it a shot if it sounds interesting to you!)