I’ve been trying to consume more and more books recently. Whenever I travel I’m really able to dig into a few great books, because it’s what I dedicate my free time to, and it’s a great time to pass time as well.
This fall I’ve read a lot of awesome books, and started a few more as well.
So, today I wanted to share the books I’ve read and my thoughts on them, as well as the books I’ve started and the one’s I have sitting waiting to be read.
Books I’ve Read:
Where’d You Go Bernadette — This one was on a recommended list so I decided to pick it up, and I ended up inhaling it. Told from the perspective of the bits of information the daughter has pieced together from emails, notes, etc. in search of where her mom has disappeared to. Highly recommended fun read!
Worth It — I love a good book about money, and this one is from the founder of DailyWorth.com and digs into the relationship of women, their money and self-worth.
Get Rich, Lucky Bitch — While Worth It was good, I loved this book by Denise Duffiled-Thomas. She takes you through all sorts of exercised, challenges and assignments to dig into your money mindset, and how to reprogram your perception of money and what you can achieve. Highly recommend for a boost of financial motivation!
Vessels — A beautifully written book about love and loss. I had never really thought about the lasting effect of miscarriages until reading this book. It’s a quick read, but pick it up.
Belly Laughs — I’ve never been pregnant or given birth, but I really enjoyed this hilarious read. It’s like reading emails from a best friend about all the gross, weird stuff that happens.
Girls and Sex — Where to even begin. I loved this book. Peggy digs into the atmosphere teenagers head into surrounding sex, relationships, and all things in between. It was fascinating to realize similarities from when I was a teenager, but then also the huge difference that’s already happened. Pick it up if you have a daughter or if you were ever a teenage girl.
Goodbye Things — This is one man’s story of his journey to minimalism, and while it was good I just feel like this is everyone’s story and therefore isn’t really exciting after you’ve read a number of them. I obviously love minimalism and am fascinated by it, but I’m ready for a fresh take on it.
The China Study — We read this one for book club, and it was fascinating. Going into it I didn’t realize it was going to be pro-whole foods plant based diet, but that’s exactly what it is. If you have any interest in nutrition, health or are mildly concerned about what you’ve putting into your body, pick this up.
Small Great Things — I’ve always loved Jodi Picolt’s books. They take a topic that seems pretty straight forward at the beginning and tears it apart, showing both sides and all this aspects of it that never crossed your mind. This one is about racism, which we all know is beyond relevant still.
Books I’ve Started:
Fen — So we chose this one for book club in the spirit of Halloween, and it’s unlike anything I’ve read. The author is a female a year older than myself, which I think is awesome, and she’s created this eery world, Fen, where there’s this creepy connection between animals and humans. This one reminds me of reading books for college classes and trying to dissect them and understand them by notes scribbled in the margins and rereading different sections.
The Sun and Her Flowers — I loved Rupi Kaur’s first book so when I saw this in an airport I had to pick it up. But I’m trying to savor her poems (even though I could tear through them in a day).
The Book of Hygge — I have to admit something. I discovered this term on Pinterest, but I have been so intrigued since then, and wanted to get a few books on the topic. It’s really inspired me to change how I approach the colder months. If you haven’t heard of “hygge” just get on Pinterest.
Happy As a Dane — I found this one at the library when I was searching for books on hygge. I’ve known for awhile now that life in Scandinavia is something I’m curious about. And I’m excited to keep reading this little book.
Women Who Run With the Wolves — a lovely woman I used to work with gave me this book as a birthday gift last year, and I’ve been meaning to read it. From what I’ve read I’ve come away with this sense of empowerment that is infectious. And I even saw it was on Emma Watson’s list. I plan to work through it a story at a time.
The Rules Do Not Apply — I just started this one yesterday after picking it up at the library, and I feel like I’ve read parts of it elsewhere before. Regardless it’s been an interesting read. I’m still in the part where her life is still together but I know it’s all about her unconventional life falling apart. It’s one of there where turning page after page is effortless.
Books On Deck:
The Nordic Theory of Everything — It’s the next book we’ll be reading for book club. The author moves to the states and this book is all about comparing how things are done between the states and the nordic region. I’m really looking forward to this book.
Leaving Time — I decided to pick up another Jodi Picolt book from the library since I enjoy them so much. And I’ve been trying to add more leisurely reading to my days. This one is about a mother who disappeared, and the daughter who’s looking for her.
The Little Book of Hygge — This book is everywhere when you type in “hygge” so I’m on the wait list at my library to check it out. I’m ready to learn more about the danish secrets to a happy life.
There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather — This winter season I’ve made it my goal to reframe my mindset about the cold weather in order to start enjoying it more, and to make the most out of it. And in my search for books on hygge this one came up and so like the previous book, I’m on the wait list for it.
I'm so excited for the books I'm reading, and am going to read. What are some of your top recommendations?