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Amber Can Read : March 2019


Hello friends! I haven’t done one of these posts since July! I knew it had been a while, but I didn’t realize it had been that long! I’ve definitely been reading since July, but I guess writing about it has just gotten away from me! 

Amber Can Read

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

This was the first of three celebrity autobiographies I read this month! I also listened to all of them as audiobooks as opposed to reading them. Tiffany Haddish read this one, which made it really entertaining! I didn’t really know anything about her beyond the Groupon commercials, but now I feel like I know wayyyyyy too much about her! She is funny, and she has overcome a lot in her life, but there were things in this book that made me really uncomfortable to listen to! Recommended for fans of hers or those who like to read books about people who have bounced back from adversity…and don’t mind a lot of bad language (spoken like a 95 year old lady…)

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

The second of my three celebrity autobiographies and my favorite! Like I said above, I’ve been listening to more audiobooks lately, and this one was also read by the author, which lends something extra to it that a regular narrator couldn’t provide. I didn’t know a lot about Anna Kendrick, but now I feel like we can be best friends…or at least acquaintances! Recommended for Anna Kendrick fans or anyone who likes funny celebrity autobiographies.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Oh y’all. This was my choice for the Erin 10.0 category of written at least 100 years ago, and it was not a good decision. I felt like this book took me about 35 years to read! If this is one of your favorites, please leave me a comment and let me know what you love about it because besides a few moments scattered throughout the book, I was so, so, so ready for it to be over! Recommended for anyone who wants to spend 17-35 years reading an old book.

My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper

And to round out my trio of celebrity autobiographies, I’ve got this one by Ellie Kemper who was on The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I haven’t seen many of her Office episodes, and I’ve only watched a handful of Unbreakable, so I didn’t know a lot about her or her characters. This one was interesting because she gave some of her background and talked about her failed Saturday Night Live audition. I’ll put it in the middle of the other two autobiographies I read this month. Recommended for anyone who is a fan of her two shows or just enjoys reading random celebrity autobiographies. 

Ida, Always by Caron Levis

Oh man, this one made me cry! We bought a couple of books for work about children and grieving, and I read this one day after cataloging it and seeing it was based on a true story. It’s about two polar bears that lived in the zoo at Central Park. I won’t say too much more except that you should be prepared for tears with this one!Recommended for anyone who wants to explain the concept of grief to elementary-aged children or anyone who needs a good little cry. 

Total for the month : 5

Total for 2019 : 27

Have you read anything good lately? Leave a comment and let me know (or fight me about Little Women!)

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  1. I loved Little Women, it was probably the first long book I read-I think I was seven or eight? I read it again when I was 14 I think. I have not read it in adulthood but have fond memories of it.

  2. Need to keep the polar bear book in mind. Maybe I should just go ahead and buy it. With my 91 year old mom struggling with so many health issues lately, we may need a book like this for my granddaughters in the not so distant future. Thank you for sharing it with us.


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