fiddle leaf photography
Jul 23, 2019
I’m on a roll! It used to take me months to finish a book and I’d often leave it sitting for so long that by the time I’d pick it up again, I’d have to backtrack at least a few chapters to figure out what was going on. This year though? I’m at almost a book a week, which is even hard for me to believe.
I’ve read a heck of a lot of duds, and am often waiting months for popular books to come in at the library (I read almost exclusively via the Libby app on my phone using library e-books), so sometimes I can get pretty desperate when trying to find a new read. But then, sometimes I come across gems that aren’t on the bestseller lists that become new faves.
I keep a highlight on my Instagram profile with everything I’ve read, but here are a few of my recent reads that I’d recommend:
This book! I was completely horrified but couldn’t put it down. I haven’t watched The Handmaid’s Tale, but I have heard this is similar. It’s the US and right-wing fundamentalists have the government and they believe that women shouldn’t have a voice. Women are allowed to speak only 100 words a day (seriously!), but Jean decides she’s not going to put up with it. If nothing else, it will reinforce that you MUST vote.
Although I feel like we have a pretty good handle on our own money, what I was completely lost on, is what we should be teaching our kids. This book was a super quick read that I read one weekend while camping and I came away with a bunch of new ideas on how to teach our girls about money and the value that it has. If you’re struggling at all on what to do for allowance and when you should give your kids money, I bet this will be helpful.
It’s not often that I laugh out loud while reading, but this one had me doing it. Super light and doesn’t require much concentration at all. If you liked the Devil Wears Prada (book or movie), then you’ll like this one.
I could read all of the organizing books on the planet and some days my house would still look like a bomb full of plastic toys and paper exploded. I am a perfectionist in so many areas of my life, but keep things tidy is not one of them. This book had really awesome ideas for paper that we’ve implemented and have actually stuck to for more than 6 months now. The suggestions aren’t overly complicated and the author is a working mom, so she gets it.
Boy, do I ever love a good Shonda Rhimes tv show. If you’re into the monologues that happen at the begging on each Grey’s Anatomy episode then you’re going to love this book as it’s written much like that. It’s honest and empowering, which some days, is exactly what I need.
When you wake up in a hotel room beside a dead guy, and you aren’t sure if you did it or not. That’s the premise of this thriller that I stayed up way too many late nights reading. If you liked Girl on the Train or Before the Fall, then you’ll most likely get caught up in this one too.
This is a beast of a book, as in it’s huge, but if you’re into deep novels that span over many years, then this is your book. It alternates between Chicago in the 1980s during the AIDS epidemic and current day in Paris and weaves together multiple storylines that each suck you in. I actually read this during our week-long Disneyland trip and oddly enough, it was just serious enough to balance out all of the kid stuff we did that whole week.
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