Books I Read in February and March

by - Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Hi friends! I'm coming to you live from BWI way earlier than I needed to be here because United messed up my plane ticket for my trip to Japan (and in the process did not print my TSA Precheck on my ticket, so I had to go through regular security #firstworldproblems).

Got my travel book and my Tokyo metro card (courtesy of my lovely co-worker). All set to jet off to Japan next week with @mcadigan12

So now I'm chilling at my gate basically two hours before the time I'm set to take off and I thought I'd check in and do a quick update on the books I've read lately since it's been a while.

I didn't do a recap in February because I legitimately only finished one book the entire month. I had started another book, but just couldn't get through it. I tried and I tried for so long but the story just didn't capture my interest and I threw in the towel after like 300+ pages.

February Book

See Me by Nicholas Sparks

I actually really enjoyed this book. It was a little bit darker than some of Sparks' other books, but it was still overall a light and fast read, which is what I was looking for. With school kicking my butt, I couldn't handle a weighty read, so while the subject matter was a bit darker, it still read largely like other Sparks books, which was perfect.

I haven't been able to do a ton of reading in March either, but I did finish an amazing book when I was home at my parents' house at Easter. It's so far my favorite book of 2016.

March Book

A Higher Call by Adam Makos
This is so far my favorite book of 2016. It's the true story of an American and German pilot during World War II. Makos did an amazing job of telling these two men's stories and how they overlapped and intersected through out the war and how they came to meet much later than life. It's the story of how an enemy fighter pilot saved the lives of his opponents in war. It's the story of a friendship that grew out of that singular selfless act decades later. It's griping, it's touching and it's definitely the book I will be recommending to everyone for a long time.

I'm currently reading Makos' second book and plan to finish it (and hopefully a few other books) on my very, very long travel days to and from Japan. So fingers crossed my April book update will be a little more meaty than this one.

That's all for now, I'll catch ya when I'm back in the U.S. next week -- hopefully with some fabulous trip updates from Japan!

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  1. Fred and Tina3:05 AM

    Thanks for the reviews! Have a fun trip! :)