I like the concept of The In-Between: Embracing the Tension Between Now and the Next Big Thing. I also thought the foreward by Shauna Niequist was thoughtful. I was impressed that the author got blurbs from people like Tsh Oxenrider, Crystal Paine, and Michael Hyatt. Unfortunately though, I found the book underwhelming.
Goins attempts to use his memoir-style writing to draw out deep thoughts about the concept of learning through the tension of waiting. However, I thought the whole thing fell flat. I can’t put my finger on why–Goins was essentially aiming for the type of writing that Niequist delivers so successfully in her books–but the whole thing just felt undeveloped. At several points I contemplated putting the book down entirely, but always wound up with it when I had nothing else to read.
It’s not a fabulous way to start the year–with a post about a blah book I can’t recommend. Although I don’t make reading resolutions, I’m thinking that this year I need to get better about not feeling compelled to finish mediocre books. Life is short. If you have a hankering for insightful memoir, try Bittersweet or Bread and Wine.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for clicking through to Amazon through my links; I appreciate the support!