Spring Reading List 2018
One of my 2018 goals is to read 25 books this year. So I'm taking all of the book recommendations I can get and I screenshot every book I see. Here's what's on my current reading list for the Spring.
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett: My husband first read this book and I had seen it a few times all over social media. He basically swore by this book and said it was so good and I just had to read it. I'm about a third ways through the book and it honestly is really good. At first I thought it was very confusing and hard to keep up with, but once you start to catch on, it all makes sense and you're instantly hooked. It follows two families that were joined due to dissolute marriages. Following the four parents and six children, we learn of their growth and love between them all, as well as the heartbreak and humor of it all. I can't really say much else but it's oh so good! You can expect an individual book talk coming soon!
Originals, How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant: I finally got my hands on this book and it is highly recommended. The author basically addresses the idea of improving the world but not in the traditional way we think when it comes to changing the world. With studies and stories as examples he shows that conformity isn't how we become successful leaders, but by taking risks, refusing to conform, thinking outside of the box, is how we become successful and truly make a difference.
I'm Judging You, The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi: My sister let me borrow this book from her and just by reading the back, I can't wait to read it. "Let's be honest. We could all do a little better. The hugely popular blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie.com inspires us to good behavior, one shared and funny side-eye at a time." I'm sure you'll see a book talk on this one as well.
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur: I've actually already read this poetry book a few months back, but it is absolutely so beautiful and fitting for spring, that I just had to read through this again. The back says: "This is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as I wept. Think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year. They will teach you that people too must wilt, fall, root, rise, in order to bloom."
Broke Millennial, Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together by Erin Lowry: We can all be better with money. My husband picked this up in Urban Outfitters and after reading a few pages brought it home for us to read. It's a humorous book on getting your finances together and answering all the financial questions that most of us are afraid to ask. And no you do not have to be a millennial to read this book!
Those are the hard copy books that are on my list. With baby almost here, I'm sure I'll be cozied up with a book majority of the time.
I also want to share an app, my husband and I use for audio books. It's Play Books by Google. There are tons of discounted books to choose from without a monthly subscription fee. You just pay for the book that you want and they're not expensive at all! I'm currently listening to Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. My husband recommends that I listen to the Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*Ck by Mark Manson next. I think this is his second time listening to it. With Google family share, you don't have to repurchase the book. We both have access to it in our joint library.
Let me know if you guys are currently reading any of these, have read any of these, or what you currently are reading.
Love & Light,