Once again joining 5 Minutes for Books for their monthly Whats on your Nightstand post.
This month I read The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived as well as The Broken American Male.
101 was rather annoying. It was written by a few different people so as you went from one fictional person to another the writing style changed. One was even written from a dogs point of view. They also interjected political opinions into some of the essays, and not in any way to enhance their essay. It was just cheap jabs, and I didn't appreciate it. However, there was some good information in the book and it was a fun and easy read. Out of 5 stars I would give it 3.
The Broken American Male is a must read even if you don't have a Broken Male in your home. I learned just as much about myself as I did men in America. His respect for women is refreshing, I wish every man could read this book and realize what true respect is. As a parent I walked away with great ideas on how to help my boys become wholesome men and not broken men. A great book.
For next month I have already started on Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush, and hope to fit in Adventurous Women. Spoken from the Heart has so far been very enjoyable. I was actually sad she had to leave her childhood and grow up. It was simple and beautiful, calm.