This month I read… July 2016

Three pretty great books this month!  I am also in the middle of a giant book that is the 6th (and final) in a series that I spent quite a bit of time. I am determined to finish in August.  My “to-read” pile is getting quite tall so I am going to have to get to it if I am going make some headway.

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

This book is so my kind of book! A suspense-filled mystery that kept me guessing until the end.  I raced through this book because I could not find out fast enough what had happened to all the missing girls!

The main character, Nic or Nicolette depending on whether she is being called by someone in her current life or her prior life, returns to the small town where she grew up after a strange letter she received from her father.  Not too long after her arrival, she gets pulled right back into the mystery of the disappearance of her old friend because of a new girl that has gone missing.  The story is told in reverse, the clues of what happened dropped throughout and leaving me wishing that I was a more careful reader because I am sure that I missed some things.

I gave this book 4 stars.  There were lots of twists and turns and I love it when I read a book that I don’t figure out the ending!

 

The Highly Intuitive Child: A Guide to Understanding and Parenting Unusually Sensitive and Empathic Children by Catherine Crawford

How’s that for a title???!!??  As the name says, this is a book mostly for parents.  It was incredible how much I connected to parts of this book.  There were great stories I appreciated and could recognize in my own daughter (and maybe myself). What I liked most is how language was given to the thoughts and feelings that I have had about how to manage Taelin’s sensitivity.  It is language that I can use as I navigate this parenting gig.

This book suggests that there are 10 skills that kids need to learn before they become adults.  It is clear that these skills are to be talked about, learned over time, and reflected upon throughout life experiences, not taught in a linear way.  While I am excited to integrate many of the thoughts from this book, I was more excited to see that I have been on the right track.  It was affirming to see that some of the deliberate decisions Joe and I have made in regards to our daughter, were suggestions given in this book. It feels good to get an attaboy, even if it is from a book.

I gave this book 4 stars.  I can see myself coming back to this book again and again. It is getting a spot on the bookshelf.

 

Approval Junkie by Faith Salie

I wrote a review earlier this month for this book.  If you would like to read it again, click here!

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