I was able to read 5 books this month. Honestly I was feeling frustrated about my lack of progess this month, but 5 books is great progess. The fall is a really FULL season for us so I have to sneak reading in small windows. I try to read a few minutes before bed. I had one book on my Kindle app and read while waiting for my people. It is crazy how little chunks of time really do add up.
Here is what I read!
I heard about Dear Mr. Knightly from Anne. She is always my go-to for the best ficiton selections. I've said this before, but finding and reading good ficition is a struggle for me. Anne has never lead me astray. I really loved this book. It is a story of young orphan women with a passion for literature. This books is written in letter format which I was unsure about in the beginning, but I was instantly drawn in. It is a delightful story of hurt, redemption, love, and generosity.
My ten year old and I have started a little book club. A Wrinkle in Time was her first selection. She is a BIG reader. She told me what chapters to read by when and I did my homework! We talked about it along the way, made predictions about what would happen next, and looked up new to us words (tesseract, anyone?). In the end, we both LOVED this book. Boys and girls alike would love this book. It is full of adventure, family, and fantasy.
So my husband read Daring Greatly first. It was one of those books that was so good, he practically read the whole thing aloud to me before I could get my hands on it! This book has forced me to take some time to really reflect on my life. It may take me years to process the cycles of shame and scarcity that weave their way into my daily life. If you read no other non-ficiton book this year - read this one.
It’s no secret. I love business books. I also love anything unconventional. $100 Startup blends my two passions. If you are looking to start a business or just have a dream, this book is for you. A quick read with real life stories, I was instantlly drawn in.
I loved Gretchen's book The Happiness Project so I was anxious to read Happier at Home. It is a continuation of Gretchen's pursuit to make the most out of her life, which I love. This book is a quick read. I wouldn't do all the things Gretchen does, but I do appreciate the way she knows herself. It really forced me to think about the parts of my life that frustrate me. Am I quick to blame someone else and resolve to always live this way? Or do I take responsibility for my actions?
I am hoping to read my way to 30 books total this year! I am really close to my goal. YEAH! What to know all the books I read this year? Click here.