I haven’t updated my reading list in a few months and I have finished quite a few. Since my list is so long, I’m going to keep these short and sweet.
Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky ⋆
This was a straight lifetime movie. Not my type of read. It is our book club book for November.
This I Believe: Life Lessons ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
I really enjoyed this book. People wrote in 600 words or less their beliefs and what they have learned. Very heartwarming.
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert ⋆⋆⋆
If you went gaga over Eat, Pray, Love this is nothing like that. It was more of a history lesson on marriage and how Liz comes to terms with getting married.
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands by Chelsea Handler ⋆⋆⋆
So, this was pretty funny but I almost questioned how much of it was true. I enjoyed it but I’m glad I listened to it instead of reading it.
Listening is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project and Ties that Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
If you enjoy StoryCorps on NPR, you will love these books. They warmed my heart and I had to stop myself from going into full blown ugly cry.
Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician by Sandeep Jauhar ⋆⋆
This book thoroughly annoyed me. I work in healthcare and I agreed 100% with what he had to say about the healthcare system and have seen it myself. What was annoying was how much he complains about not having money when he chooses to live in an apartment in NYC, send his child to private school and his wife is a SAHM (she’s a MD, too). I mean, I don’t want to work either but I gots bills to pay.
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill ⋆⋆⋆⋆
Before reading this book, I knew literally nothing about Scientology. Boy, were my eyes opened. I had no idea the atrocities that occur. It was shocking.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
I loved this book (and the movie). It was our October book club book and I could not put it down.
The Good Soldiers and Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel ⋆⋆⋆
I recently began working with the military and have no prior experience with this population. I’m really glad I read these books because it provided me some insight into what service members face during deployments and when returning home. I highly recommend reading these if you are at all interested in working with the military.
How to Catch a Frog: And Other Stories of Family, Love, Dysfunction, Survival, and DIY by Heather Ross ⋆⋆⋆⋆
I related to this book much more than I would have liked to. If you had a weird childhood, I think you will enjoy this book thoroughly.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
I loved this book. If you are a 20-something, add it to your reading list right now.
Miracles Now by Gabrielle Bernstein ⋆⋆⋆
I love Gabby B books but this was probably my least favorite of hers. Her tips are straightforward but it’s a little all over the place for me.xo, arielle