In February I finished three books. I recommend all three of them. If you like motivational books that encourage you to follow your dreams, and read stories about other people’s success, the Everything is Figureoutable is the perfect read. If you are a parent who is looking for a different perspective on parenting books, and want to focus on your own growth and development you should give The Awakened Family a try. Finally if you want to read a novel that discusses race and class in a open and honest way try Such a Fun Age.
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid is a book that discusses class and race. You are able to see the events unfold between Emira and Alix from both of their perspectives. Some of the scenes can be slightly cringe worthy as Alix tries to stay relevant and cool in the eyes of her babysitter. She has mostly good intentions at first, even if a little selfish, but as the book progresses she becomes more desperate, and sadly doesn’t see that her actions are no longer about Emira at all.
Everything is Figureoutable is a book designed to encourage you to follow your dreams. Her advice is honest and funny, and the book is full of real life stories from people who have learned from her. What she really wants you to know is that there are no excuses in life. If you really want to do something then there is a way to figure it out. I outline my favourite advice from the book in my review.
The Awakened Family is a parenting book that suggests to deal with our children we first have to look at ourselves and our own behaviour. She wants parents to reflect on how they are reacting to their children’s actions, and address these triggers. She encourages mindfulness and self knowledge. Parenting is hard, and not natural. It takes time, effort and development to become the best parent we can be. I summarized what I think are her best pieces of advice in this review.