Happy middle-of-the-summer reading! I did more reading this month than I normally do because there hasn’t been a lot of TV for me to watch, and I started reading eBooks at work instead of reading Twitter/Reddit on down times. I have always loved reading but hadn’t read much until this month where I dove head first into every book I could.
The brief synopsis is that you should love everybody always even people who are hard to love. Bob has great stories about people he knows similar to his first book Love Does. I cried at the end of the chapter about Carol. It is a good book that is an easy read.
Marriage vacation : a novel by Pauline Turner Brooks
If you like the show Younger, you will LOVE this book. I like to think that even if you didn’t watch the show you’d like the book, but I can’t know that for sure. This is a great beach read because it’s a super light, easy read. It’s a story about Kate who leaves her husband and two kids to go on an adventure for a few months to find herself. This book is part of a book release in the show Younger and it seriously adds to the show.
I only read the first few chapters of this book and skimmed the rest. It was well-written but I just can’t read more about politics right now.
I skimmed this one too – I have read a lot of books about personal finance and this one is fine but Broke Millennial’s book is way better and you should read that one instead.
When Life Gives you Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
This was my favorite book this year so far. I haven’t read any of the other books in the series and I understood what was going on. This book is very good about some of the characters from the Devil Wears Prada that is dramatic but wonderful.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NG
I also really loved this book and will fully recommend this book for everyone. It’s about a small town named Shaker Heights in Ohio and how they react to a new family coming into town. It reads really fast and keeps your interest the whole time.
Educated by Tara Westover
This book was fascinating and sad. Extremely well written and keeps you wanting more the whole time. This is about Tara growing up in rural Idaho and her extremely dysfunctional and abusive family life. It’s hard to imagine that this is a real-life story because it is so sad.
Books I plan on reading next month:
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
I have the movie queued up on HBO Go and somehow didn’t read this book in high school so it’s about time I did.
I started reading some of his posts on Medium and am curious how his books are.
Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans
I somehow started following her on Twitter and really am loving her perspective on the bible so I want to read more about it!
Tell me, what’s on your list? What should I add to mine?