Lots of vacations this month which meant quite a bit of fun reading. I really enjoyed a lot of novels (see them all HERE), but also read a few good non-fiction books. Here are the books I liked the best:
Lisa knows her stuff! A lot of her advice is common sense, but that doesn’t mean we do it, right? Great reminders and full of tips of how to make the most of your time each week. I also love the whole idea of thinking of your scheduling a week at a time versus daily – just feels much more spacious. I just picked up another one of her books at the library this week: I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time, so I’m anxious to see if I like it as much. My rating 4 out of 5.
What a fun book to read. The whole idea of an epic road trip – one that is created as you go – is very appealing to my sense of adventure and love of travel. Add some very likeable and sympathetic characters and you get an enjoyable escape. Loved the “scrapbook” type pages between chapters too – made the story feel more like an actual road trip versus the story of one. My rating 4.5 out of 5.
Another “finding yourself through travel” story (must be something about summer vacations that gets me reading these?), Happiness for Beginners: A Novel shares the story of a young woman who is looking for a way to re-create herself after a messy divorce, move, etc. By participating in an extreme wilderness outing she does just that – but not in the way she anticipated. I had a hard time getting started with this book, but once I got into it I really loved it and found myself thinking about it for a few days after I finished (always a good sign that I enjoyed a book!). My rating 4.5 out of 5.
What if your life was supposed to be different? Is there another life you are supposed to be living? These are types of questions this book covers. About to get married again (after losing her first husband twelve years earlier), Kate finds herself having vivid dreams where she is living a life in which her husband had not died. After several of the details of the dream turn out to be true she starts wondering what these dreams mean and what they might be telling her. Although I figured out pretty quickly what was going to happen, I did like this book a lot. The plot was interesting and thought-provoking. My rating 4 out of 5.
What books have you enjoyed recently? I’d love to hear about them either in the comments or on the Facebook page – my favorite books always come from recommendations from others!
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