Book Club /// Fourth Quarter

Sunday, January 3, 2016

book club fourth quarter

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin – I liked this book, like all her books before. It gave me a lot to think about, many things I wanted to try and probably a whole lot that I ended up forgetting about in the past few months.

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert – Wonderful. I love, love, loved this book. It came at the perfect time. I was taking a break from the usual self help books, had just started counseling, I was starting to learn how to be nicer to myself and this book helped me give myself room. Gilbert gives it to you straight. Highly recommended.

Leap: Leaving a Job With No Plan B by Tess Vigeland – Because I am thinking of making a leap I read this, it was okay but not great. It gave a lot of examples but not really a plan. If you already have taken a leap and want to hear from other people how have done the same, this book is great, if you are looking for some extra tips… maybe not.

Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed – A book of some of her best quotes and quotations. Sometimes I just open this book to a random page to see what’s in store for me.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty – I loved this story. It’s fun and quirky but also has a darkness to it. It’s not Gone Girl dark, there’s still hope and light to it, but it isn’t bubblegum pop either.

The Art of Asking  by Amanda Palmer – So many yeses and all the starts to Amanda Palmer and her story. She shed light on what it’s like to ask in so many different ways. I would give this book as a gift, I would highly recommend it, I read it so fast. I listened to The Dresden Dolls so very long ago, and it was incredible to read her story from before that time and now after it. I also didn’t expect a favorite writer (Neil Gaiman) to make an appearance, but he’s a big part of her story.

I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella – Remember how Big Little Lies wasn’t bubblegum pop… oh this is. I love Sophie Kinsella books, they get me from the beginning. I fall so hard for the love stories every time. And every time I also find myself practically yelling at the main character. Shopaholic series? Oh they are wonderful and stressful at the same time.

The Heir by Kiera Cass – I read the first three of the books in this series a year or two ago and really liked them. Nothing too intense, really easy to read through fast. I didn’t know that Cass had written more books for the series, I had thought it was done, but I found this one while strolling the aisles of Target one day and then checked it out from the library. I like the main character in this, it is set in the next generation and the original main character of the series takes a back seat. This character is strong, but convincingly confused about things that someone her age would be confused about. I fell for some of the possible romances and thought I would get to see it to the end so imagine my frustration when had a couple pages left and no answers! UGHHHH. The next one doesn’t come out until may or something… going to have to distract myself.

Rich Bitch by Nicole Lapin – I’ve been reading more things about personal finance and the like and I saw this book with a catchy title and cover at Target (duh, where else) so I checked it out through the library. I read most of it on a plane and while I’m not overly impressed I would recommend it to a young woman that is just getting started with getting her finances in order. She knows what she is talking about, it’s easy to follow along with, it doesn’t make you want to die of boredom… so, not too bad for a book about managing money.

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall – Adorable. This story is adorable. A YA love story. I can’t wait to read more by Sandy.

Finishing up:
Playing Big by Tara Mohr
Start with Why by Simon Sinek

What have you been reading?
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