favorite book friday

Favorite Book Friday: Emily from Emily’s Life Lessons!

favorite book friday
Hey everyone! It’s Friday again, which not only means the weekend but a lovely post by a wonderful blogger! Today Emily is on the blog to talk about a few of her top books. Let’s all give her a warm welcome!
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About Emily :
I am a college senior learning to be a elementary school teacher. I began my blog in the hopes that other people would be able to learn from some of the same life experiences other college students have. I have two sayings that motivate me in my life: If It’s Meant to Be and Just Breathe.
Guest Post :

Starting from when we were traveling throughout the summer, I went through at least three books and stayed strong. I love to read for fun and I rarely have time for it during the year. It is something I wish I continued doing. Instead of watching TV before bed I am not reading books. The summer was a odd and somewhat convoluted combination of books. They ranged from funny and entertaining to books about teaching experiences and theories of education. These were my top four books I read this summer:

1) “Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? [and Other Concerns]” by Mindy Kaling

This book was beyond hysterical. I have yet to see The Mindy Project but now I really want to. Her voice is so funny and everything she talks about is spot on. I know I am not the first one to write about how amazing this book is, in fact most of my friends read it months ago. This is one book I loved having with me while we were traveling and I almost missed having it over summer for the main reason being I couldn’t re-read it.

2) “Lucky Us” by Amy Bloom

When I got back from my trip I unpacked the box that Her Campus Nationals had sent me. As a campus correspondent, I was fortunate enough to get the shipment of the rewards for reaching a platinum level chapter. There was a ton of cool stuff in there but this book was the best one in my opinion. It was an early release copy and I think I’ll save the full book review for our chapter’s page come in a few weeks but I wanted to rave about it. The premise behind the book isn’t exactly new and the struggles the sisters go through sounds kind of like a movie but you fall in love with the characters. In my opinion a good book is a book that makes you feel bad for the hero and want the villain to get their just desserts. In this sense, the book was a success. I did enjoy the book and it’s a great, easy pool-side or beach read.

3) “I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had” by Tony Danza

I LOVED this book. Even for those non-teachers this book is extremely engaging. We all definitely had those teachers we felt bad for when we found out it was their first year and teachers who made a difference in our lives. His recollection of his experience as a first year teacher is amazing. As a future teacher I got so much insight into how to make your first year easier and laughed as some of the stories he tells. After reading I wish I had him as a teacher!

4) “Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality” by Charles Murray

This book was very philosophical and technical so I don’t know if I would suggest it as an easy summer read for someone who isn’t so in the know about education. However, if you are interested in learning briefly about what is wrong with the school’s nowadays, this is a great book to read. Murray is very clear about how he feels and explains potentially confusing terminology. I have taken an interest into reading books on this subject. As a future teacher I feel the need to be in the know of what other people say is wrong with the school systems and how they believe teachers should help fix these problems. I have many more books along these lines but this read was a great introduction for me!

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Thanks Emily! I’ve yet to read any of these books but they sound so interesting and very different from each other. I’ll really have to check them out.

Interested in writing a post about your favorite books? Email me at caughtbetweenthepagesblog at gmail dot com!

Want to read about more books to add to your to be read pile? Check out the other bloggers who’ve participated in FBF:

~Tiffany from Commoner Couture

~Alaska from Alaska Renee

~Leah from Leah of the Pack

~ Vanessa from A City Girl’s Guide to Life

~Erika from Bearika Rose

~Frances from Wanderlust Notes

~Chloe from Wanderlust in the Midwest

~Sophie from A Series of Tomfooleries

~Maddie from Caramel and Salt

~Sarah from A Rose in the City

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