Books I’ve checked off the Reading Lists

20170701_210816Hello there!

It has been too long since I made a post. Here is my way of apologizing by giving you a quick update of some books that I have read and enjoyed. To refresh your memories I am trying to complete at least two reading challenge lists (1 – Smiths On the Coast‘s Walking Reading Challenge: Young Adult/Adult Edition, 2- Modern Ms. Darcy‘s 2017 Reading Challenge: Reading for Fun).

From the Smiths On the Coast Reading Challenge

Read a book with a kid: Mortimer by Robert Munsch

I had to read this book numerous times with the kids in the classroom. It was a fun read when they were able to recite the predictable moments in the story. Be aware that storytelling can get loud when reading this book.

A nonfiction book: Just Paint it! by Sam Piyasena

I really like this book. It is full of art techniques and information about artists who used/ developed the techniques. This book inspired me to go buy new paint supplies and try my hand at watercolour painting.

From Modern Ms. Darcy Reading Challenge

A book on the backlist of a new author: The Best We Could Do  by Thi Bui

This is an intense and emotional read. The author presents her family’s history of living and fleeing war – torn Vietnam through a graphic novel. Fantastic debut!

A juicy memoir: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

I was super excited to read this book. I absolutely enjoyed reading Noah’s life story of growing up in apartheid South Africa. It was hilarious, reflective, informative, and provoking. One of my best reads in a long time. I would recommend others read it for sure.

A book recommended by someone with great taste: The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

This book was constantly being brought up every where I went (e.g. during the pastor’s sermon at church, during a work meeting, while I was watching t.v.). I told myself I needed to read this book. Eventually, I asked my god sister if she owned a copy of the book and if I could borrow it. She gifted me with it as she found it such a beneficial read (thanks again!!). After reading the book, I have a better understanding of how I receive love and I have a clearer understanding of love languages of others in my life.

That’s all I’m sharing for now.  HAPPY READING!