On the Reading List

I used to be an avid reader. Ever since having Jacob (over 2 years now!), reading has taken a major backseat  – it might not be even be in the proverbial car! I have really tried to make an effort lately to read more – a few minutes here and there – and I’m so happy I have. The total transformative power of a book is truly amazing and I really relish those moments I get to disconnect. Here is my current reading list – would love to hear some of your recommendations too!

I recently purchased the Kindle Paperwhite, and it has been a game changer – reading is easier in bed, at the gym, traveling – I love it.

I just finished reading Life After Life and I loved it. The premise of the book is one that I find really fascinating – the concept that if one event changes, or one scenario, the outcome of the rest of your life could be altered forever – sort of like the movie Sliding Doors (a classic!). I found the book very readable, gripping and thoroughly enjoyable. Some parts are a bit fantastical, but overall highly recommended. If you haven’t read any other Kate Atkinson I can also wholeheartedly suggest Case Histories. 

I also recently read The Goldfinch . Wow, wow and wow. I was totally engrossed in this book – I could hardly put it down. It is long, and admittedly tedious at times, but so wonderful. The writing is so descriptive and vivid, you can easily lose yourself and imagine totally that you’ve ended up in the world of the book’s characters. A must read in my opinion!

The Happiness Project is a fun read and has a lot of good lessons on finding more happiness in your everyday life. I read this awhile ago, made some resolutions and never stuck with them. I think I will re-read this one when the time is right. Nothing earth-shattering here, but an enjoyable book and interesting approach to being your best self.

I have heard many great things about The Artist’s Wayby Julia Cameron. I am always looking for ways to push myself creatively – apparently this book is just the ticket. I look forward to reading it and sharing what I learn!

I hope you’re inspired to do some summer reading. I would love any suggestions to add to my current reading list!

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  1. says

    Thanks for sharing! I love learning about new books and hearing reviews of the ones I have been hearing about!

  2. says

    Life After Life and The Goldfinch are in my To Read pile. I’m currently enjoying Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl. Other books I’ve enjoyed this year: “Remember Me Like This” by Bret Anthony Johnston, “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth L. Ozeki, “Maine” by J. Courtney Sullivan, “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova, “Blood Orange” by Drusilla Campbell and “Defending Jacob” by William Landry. Happy reading!