It’s back to school, which means new rhythms and fresh starts.
Back in January when it was cold and I couldn’t imagine ever wanting to be outside again, I made ambitious reading goals. But then the Wisconsin winter thawed (it’s magic every time!), and our little family rushed outside every chance we got.
All of this means my reading goals have fallen a bit behind. You’d think I’d get used to it since it happens EVERY YEAR. Life is tricky like that.
But alas– no need to fret! I made some good headway in September. Not quite on pace yet, but the goal is still in sight.
I wasn’t sure what to expect. Small town drama with a thick theme of hockey? Normally not the kind of book I’d think twice about picking up. But after hearing about how great it was by THREE different people whose reading tastes I respect, I gave it a whirl. The first half of the book was enjoyable enough; a bit of a slow start. However, I gulped the last half of the book in one day. While the book is about hockey on the surface, it’s NOT about hockey. It’s about people, relationships, loyalty, community, leadership, and family. I also found this book to be strangely applicable to our current national conversation of #boyswillbeboys. If you liked A Man Called Ove, you might like this one too.