Happy September! I can't believe it is Fall!
Each month around here, I tell you all the books I have been reading. Why? Because choosing books to read can be hard and everyone needs a little book inspiration from time to time.
I love to read. Books are my thing. We read a lot around our house. We talk about books. We listen to books. We read books and then watch movies. I am a big believer that loving good books is contagious. All you need some really good inspiration.
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I challenge myself to read a certain number of books each year. I try to mix it up between fiction and nonfiction. Up until a few years ago, I never read fiction. In 2010, I challenged myself to read 10 fiction books in one year. After that year, I was hooked. Fiction is now a regular part of my reading rotation.
My friend Whitney posted on Instagram about this book. I happened to see it the next week at the library and put in our bag. I am so glad I did. This is not a book I would normally read, but it was worth it.
Matthew Desmond is a Harvard sociologist who spent years gathering data in Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods. Evicted follows eight families and their landlords from 2008 to 2009. This book reads like a novel, but these true stories will stick with you long after the book is over. It an honest and sobering story of many American families. This book is eye-opening and captivating. I highly recommend it.
Nicolette Farrell has a great life in Philadelphia. She has a great job and incredible fiance. Her future is bright. She is forced to go home to care for her ailing father and face her troublesome past. Ten years ago, her best friend Corrine disappeared without a trace. Her case went cold but old wounds reappear when another girl goes missing without a trace. The similarities in her disappearance are uncanny and it becomes too much for this small town to handle. Nicolette finds herself reliving that terrible night Corrine disappeared again and again as she helps solve this mystery once and for all.
This book has been talked about a lot lately and for good reason. If you haven't grabbed a copy, go get one! Scott Burroughs and a 4-year-old boy are the only survivors of a private jet that crashed into the ocean 16 minutes after take off. The boy is the only heir of a wealthy and powerful media mogul. The investigation into this strange crash takes all kinds of twists and turns. It is faced paced and will keep you guessing until the end.
Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have 5 eligible daughters. When Mr. Bennet has a health scare, all 5 girls move into the family home to care for him. Meanwhile, Mrs. Bennet is bent on marrying her eldest daughter Jane off to Chip Bingley, the recent bachelor who appeared on the reality dating show Eligible. The Bennet family is hilariously dysfunctional and will keep you laughing until the end. The characters are well written and captivating. This book is an easy, breezy read, but worth your time.
Now it's YOUR turn, what are YOU reading?