Book Club: First Women

Making Time for Reading

I have this saying if you’re too busy, it’s because you want to be. It seems like people are always using “too busy” as an excuse for why they aren’t doing something. Whether it’s the gym, or blogging, or reading more, people find time for the things they actually want to do. I have to force myself to do certain things instead of letting myself be “too busy.” 

Growing up, I loved reading. You couldn’t find me without a book and I was constantly looking for more to read and more to learn. I like to think it’s because I am a lifelong learner. I tend to get excited about a topic and then spend every spare second learning about it and becoming immersed in it. 

As an adult, reading is a task I find myself being too busy for. And honestly, it’s an excuse. Which brings me back to my point. I love reading, so why am I so busy?

My Thoughts on the Book

The first book I picked back up for this is First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower. I love history and learning more about the people who have shaped it. I also love reading about powerful women. And the women behind our country’s greatest leaders are some of the most powerful women I know of. People might disagree here, and that’s totally ok. The First Ladies aren’t your traditional powerful woman. But there is something so amazing about being secure in yourself enough to put an entire country’s needs before your own. 

It’s a really good read, and there are some interesting “behind the scenes” details about our modern first ladies. I also think it’s important to share but it did seem as if the author was more biased towards some ladies but that could just be the way I read it. 

If you have interest in any First Ladies, or some behind the scenes look at the White House and Presidency, this book is for you. Especially if you love Jackie Kennedy. It’s clear the author, like myself and many others, adored the Kennedys.

What are you currently reading? What books should I add to my reading list?

 

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