My long commute to work-- 30 minutes to go 7 miles, arghh-- makes good time for reading and I've already devoured a few books this spring.
>> Fall of Giants by Ken Follet // I loved the Pillars of the Earth series by this author and this is his other series. It's about World War I and was a little too historical for me at points, but overall enjoyable.
>> Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg // I read this for work and honestly found it fascinating. There's a lot out there against Sandberg's book as well as arguments for it. While I don't think I would ever want her life, there's a lot of truth in how women conduct themselves (either in corporate America or anywhere): apologizing too often, not asking for help or delegating, not trusting or helping other women (the mommy wars) and thinking less of their capabilities. It's these things that I'll take from her book-- not necessarily her lifestyle. (read this interview with her in Time to get an idea)
>> A Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp // I was prepared to love this book because I expected it to be in the same vein as Shauna Niequist (who I adore). I'm not sure how I feel about it; I don't love Voscamp's wordy descriptions and I have yet to be bowled over by her statements... but I'm giving it time. (I'm only a few chapters in.)
>> Business Brilliant by Lewis Schiff // Look Mom, I'm reading it! My mother bought this for me and I'm reading it and preparing to be a brilliant business-lady. Well, I'm not sure about that, but it's interesting so far.
>> Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple // Another one from Mom, who implores me to read it because it's poignant and hilarious. I'm not so sure as I heard it really disses Seattle... and I have a hard time with anyone but me making fun of my seriously over-priced, traffic-ridden, pretentious city. ;) But anyway, I'm sure it will be a fun read.
What are you reading lately?