My pace seems to be slowing down a little, but I still made time to read a few books this month! Here’s the list for April. For real-time updates, be sure to follow me on Goodreads.
Possessed: The Rise and Fall of Prince (Alex Hahn) – I had just started this look at the end of last month, but I had to come back to it because – WOW. Prince is crazy, you guys. On one hand, he’s a total musical genius who plays every single instrument on many of his albums. On the other hand, he seems to have let many of his personal demons get in the way of his brilliance. This book was meticulously researched and is a compelling read if you’re a Prince fan.
Everyone Wants to Be Me or Do Me: Tom and Lorenzo’s Fabulous and Opinionated Guide to Celebrity Life and Style (Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez) – I read TomandLorenzo.com every day, so I’ve been anxiously awaiting this book for months. It has a different feel than their blog, but it’s equally as funny and entertaining. The most clever thing about the book is that in their discussion of the celebrity life cycle, they never once mention a celebrity by name — but you’ll find yourself mentally plugging celebrities into the different scenarios.
Leaving The Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith (Martha Beck) – Hm, how can I describe this book? The title leads you to believe that it’s about Beck leaving the LDS church, but it is as much about Beck dealing with the trauma of recalling childhood sexual abuse. Beck also talks about her current spirituality, which is a little new-agey for my taste. The author and I differ on a lot of points, but this was still a very interesting read for me. Beck definitely has a definite point-of-view, and strong feelings about her former church, so it’s not for everyone. But if you’re looking for a well-written memoir, I’d recommend it.
Anabel Unraveled (Amanda Romine Lynch) – Reading books written by your friends is always tricky. I love Amanda, and I was confident I would love her book, too. But what if I didn’t? Wouldn’t that be kind of awkward? Thankfully, I didn’t just like Amanda’s book, I LOVED it. I am not much of a fiction reader, so this is definitely high praise. Amanda has created flawed but lovable characters, and a storyline that would sound ridiculous if I described it to you, but it totally WORKS. I stayed up way too late the night before Easter finishing this book because I just had to see how it ended. I am so proud of my friend, and I can’t wait to read Anabel 2, coming out in October.
The Day I Wore My Panties Inside Out (Jen Tucker) – I just started this memoir, written by my new friend Jen. When I met Jen at the Share.Support.Celebrate Conference, I loved her immediately. She is so fun and full of life! So far, her book is just as much fun as she is. I’ll give you the full update next month!
What are you reading right now? Let me know in the comments!