We have had a whirlwind of a month! The schedules are relentless this time of year, but I was able to sneak in a few good reads. If you are new here, I plan on reading 37 books this year. I am linking up with the Modern Mrs. Darcy. Head over here to get some more book inspiration. Also check out the MMD Reading Challenge Pinterest board here! On to my book report!
Launch is super practical, step by step guide to building an online business. It is one of the most practical guides I've read. Most books in this genre I find are vague or out of date. Jeff uses email lists as the foundation of his strategy and walks you through a system for using your email list to build a business. He even gives tips if you have NO email list or product to sell. He meets people at every stage of business development. We will be using his seed launch strategy soon and I can't wait to report back how that works for us! We will keep you posted.
Lizzy and Jane is a story of two estranged sisters brought together by cancer. Sad and beautiful, this book brings to life the multiple layers of grief that runs through a family battling cancer. Just like Dr. Mr. Knightly, Jane Austen is a theme of this book as well. Reay draws upon a lot of food references from Austen's books and other classic literature. It is the unexpected details that makes this book a great read.
Made to Crave is not so much a diet book, but a book about our desire for food. Lysa shares about her battle with food and weight She walks us through why we tend to use food for comfort and support. She asks "What do we use food for and why?" This book is peppered with personal stories and examples. She walks her readers through how to battle temptation with food and what triggers us to use food for comfort. Lysa’s writing is always so honest and relatable. This is a book I will want to reread again and again.
I fell upon this book by accident. The author is local to my area and this book is full of local history. I really enjoyed The Chaperone. It is a story of an orphaned woman that married a successful lawyer during the early part of the 19th century. Her story is shocking and honest. Her heart is gracious and her spirit is fierce. It is a captivating read.
I heard about I Am Pilgrim and picked it up on a whim for a trip. A triller centered around 9/11, the main character is a retried secret agent that finds himself in the middle of a post 9/11 terriorst plot. The story is captivating and I was immediately drawn in. It takes places in numerous countries. It is almost like a geography and history lesson in a book. I found myself asking my husband "wait, did this actually happen in real life?" The book itself is 600 pages so it is not a light read and full of very detailed information. At times, I felt it almost had too much detail. If you like conspiracy theories and politics, you will enjoy this book.
What have you been reading?