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Growing up, reading was a huge part of my life. My mamaw was a librarian, and I’m so fortunate that her love of books was instilled in me. I was never good at sports, but you know those contests in elementary school where you got a certificate for reading the most books in a school year? Those were my jam.
I started really reading again this summer, because I could not turn my mind off at night. Reading before bed does so much for my mental state! I’m also right in the middle of work travel season and reading on the plane reduces my anxiety so much. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if books were covered by insurance?! 😉
If you’re curious about what I’m currently reading, look no further! I’m not usually reading so many books at one time, but I’m hoping to finish them all pretty soon.
You Are a Badass • I wasn’t really sure if I was going to like this book. Self-help books are usually hit or miss for me, and typically more miss than hit. I told myself I’d take this book chapter by chapter and a little at a time… I read a fourth of the book in a few hours. So good.
The author, Jen, totally gets that sometimes embracing methods from a self help book can seem kind of silly, and she walks you through the process. I cannot wait to finish this book and see how it changes my life.
Can You Keep a Secret? • I love Sophie Kinsella novels. I like to read before bed to unwind, and her books are perfect for that. Can You Keep a Secret tells the story of Emma Corrigan. Emma’s life is pretty normal, until she’s having the worst day ever, her plane experiences turbulence, and because of that, she spills all of her secrets like word vomit.
This one is a little slower moving than some of her other books, but I have really enjoyed it. If you like lighthearted fiction, you will enjoy Sophie’s books.
Literally Me • If you are not following Julie Houts on Instagram, you are missing out. (Vogue deemed her Instagram’s favorite illustrator!) Not only are her illustrations beautiful, but they are extremely relatable. Julie’s book is a combination of illustrations and hilarious, ridiculous essays that will having you laughing until you’re crying.
Rise and Shine • I misplaced this book, and I haven’t been in much of a rush to finish it now that I’ve found it. (This is also the second time that I’ve tried to read it.) It’s the story of two sisters – Meghan, the host of a the country’s highest rated morning talk show, and Bridget, a social worker in the Bronx. When Meghan curses on air, her world goes into a tailspin, and this is the story of what happens next. It’s well-written with a great storyline, I have just been struggling to get into it.
Sisters First • When I was in college, I had an intense fascination with families in politics. (If you share that fascination, you must read this book.) However, when I graduated college and became an adult with bills and taxes to file, my fascination with politics turned into total disdain. But when I saw the Bush twins memoir at Target, I had to pick it up. My goal is to work away on it during Thanksgiving break!
I have no idea why, but this has been one of my most difficult posts to write. Kudos to people who write book reviews for their blogs! It is not easy, shew.
If you enjoyed this post and want to keep up with each other on Goodreads, here’s a link to my profile! I love seeing what y’all are reading and what’s on your “wants to read” list.
What are you reading?