I don’t know if any of you know this but I’m in a book club it’s called Melabooks because I’m not creative and I had started this reading group with some ladies I worked with at Melaleuca, along with other friends and family members. Well I’m pretty sure I’m the only one that is actually reading the book for each month. I don’t say this to shame my fellow book club members into reading, they are all very busy people, a mom who works full time and blogs, a new mom who is house-hunting, a mother of 3 who is practically a single mom, a mother of 3 who sews like the dickens and does preschool with her kids… so yeah I’ve contemplated forgoing the book club and closing it down but they all say not to, so I think I’ll just extend my book club to here!
The month of March To Kill a Mockingbird was on the slate and I absolutely loved rereading this classic. I almost hate to call it a “classic” because I almost always find “classics” boring as… ahem you get my drift. But I loved To Kill a Mockingbird and was surprised both at what I forgot and what I remembered from reading it in high school. This deals so sincerely with racial tensions in the US, especially in the south. And my heart breaks for Tom, but also Atticus and I marvel at his parenting skills and open-mindedness towards parenting, race, and people in general. I love how the story is told through a little girl’s eyes and how she struggles to understand the world she’s growing up in, and I’d like the think that we are similar to her because the world she is learning and growing up in is so different than the world we live in. I hope you all read this amazing book!
The book for April is The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughin.