Summer is such a beautiful time of year! I know I’m enjoying it even more now that I live in a place that has changing seasons. It’s fun to see our little vacation town come alive with different activities. I love how summer can be equal parts active and relaxing. One minute we’re off kayaking on the lake and the next we can be sunbathing and reading along the shoreline. This is why I thought it would be fun to share the site Goodreads with you all for July’s First Friday Find.
CURRENTLY READING – The Child Whisperer, The Ultimate Handbook for Raising Happy, Successful, and Cooperative Children by Carol Tuttle. I would not be reading this book had my friend not sent it to me for Mother’s Day. Parenting books are just hard for me to get excited about for some reason. However, my friend kept pushing me to read this one and I’m definitely glad that I am. I’m not 100% sold on everything this book says, but it has been a very eye-opening and thought provoking book to read. I find myself wanting other parents to read it with me so we can discuss it together.
WANT TO READ – Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. You can read more information regarding this book here on Goodreads. I have heard nothing but great things about this book. It’s a non-fiction book based on the life of Louie Zamperini who was an American WWII prisoner of war survivor. Zamperini actually just passed away yesterday at the age of 97. A full life for certain and one that I’m excited to read more about.
CHILDREN’S – What Animals Really Like by Fiona Robinson. The default categories on Goodreads does not include a Children’s list. I have just grown to love children’s picture books so much that I had to add a list to note my personal favorites. Some children’s books are so pathetic I hardly feel like they should have been allowed to go to print. Then there are others that are either so clever or poignant that I feel every adult and child should read them. What Animals Really Like is one of those darling books that just makes you happy to read it to little kids. You may recall, from my post called Breaking Through Boredom, that I read it to my daughter’s Kindergarten class on her birthday and it was a hit!
So, there you have it! Some good reads to add to your Goodreads account! And, since this is being posted on Independence Day, think of this First Friday Find as my personal appreciation and support for the freedom of press!
Happy Fourth of July!