I want to start introducing a weekly literary focus, so this month I am going to start it with a group of books that I think are amazing options for March reading. Some of these are books I’ve read and feel we should all be reading. Each book has a direct link to Amazon for easy access for you guys! Some of these are books that I myself really want to read! Please add your recommendations in the comments!
How to be a Good Creature is actually a book that I got to read to my son, but I feel it is geared towards any age group. It is one that I hope to read this month and then share with him over the coming months. \
Daisy Jones and the Six is on my list because it is on Reese Witherspoon’s book club list this month and I have yet to be let down by her choices!
Speaking of Reese’s picks. This is a prior pick of hers that I absolutely loved. I could not put this twisty mystery down. It will be great spring reading for your first afternoons outdoors in the sunshine!
If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo yet, where have you been? I watched a few episodes of her Netflix show and now I want to read the book. Her concepts speak to me. The idea of making your items visible so it is easy to track things down is so elementary but it is something that we don’t even think of! With Spring cleaning on our minds, this is the perfect time to snatch her book up for a quick read.
So I have to admit to you guys, I’ve been very slow on the uptake with Chip and Joanna. I really just didn’t know a lot about who they are. I got to flip through a few pages of Magnolia Table the other day and I really want to read the entire thing now.
If you have not read Hillbilly Elegy, I really must impress on you the need to get a copy of this book and read it. It is necessary. Why? Because there is an entire lower income culture tucked away in the Appalachians that people have forgotten. This book is a reminder that there is no one set group of people suffering in this nation, but entire groups who need ways to find futures. This book was beautiful and tragic all at the same time for me.
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. Wait. What? Yes you read that right. I actually listened to this on Audible last year and was very impressed. I really love getting inside the minds of musicians, and this offered both a look at him as an artist, and a look at him as a musician struggling to climb above the world of gangs, drugs and alcohol. Definitely worth your time!
I cannot express the many various forms of inspiration I’ve gathered from this book as even a home gardener. The contributors have books, articles and essays that I want to read. The letters themselves are a wealth of knowledge as well as a huge source of professional inspiration. Further, this book offers a great introspective look at where agriculture stands today, and the path that lays before society as a whole.
I listened to this on Audible. I will be buying a paper copy of the book and re-reading it. This is another very necessary book. It was captivating and heartbreaking. It is a must read.
If you can spare the time to listen to Twain’s Feast, do it. It is funny, fun, and beautiful. As Nick Offerman and the other narrators and contributors introduce meals and their sourcing, you get to listen to the dogs bay, listen to the sounds of the forest, listen to the rasping voices of farmers and old grandmothers who have cooked for generations. This was such a fun listen for me.