Another update on my 20 GOALS FOR MY LAST YEAR AS A 20-SOMETHING ! I set a goal of reading 30 books over my 29th year. Well so far I've read 11...which means I need to get some reading done if I'm going to accomplish my goal before I turn 30 and well, let's face it...before baby boy comes!!!
Today is the last day of our church-wide 21 Day Fast. I fasted from scrolling through social media, and I found that because I wasn't spending so much time on instagram, I had a lot more time for reading! It's been great but I do miss me some insta.
So what have I been reading? All sorts of books and I love it! I need a good combo of fiction and non-fiction, serious and funny or I get bored real fast.
- Love May Fail by Matthew Quick Matthew Quick has the gift of producing hilarious yet real and wounded characters. Loved The Good Luck of Right Now and haven't read Silver Linings Playbook but I loved the movie. One thing though, I did find that this booked dragged on at the end...but I did enjoy it. Would recommend.
- Looking For Alaska by John Green Author of The Fault in Our Stars & Paper Towns. I thought this book was meh....wouldn't really recommend it but it's a quick read.
- Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson I read this guy on our cruise and it was the perfect beach read. It wasn't life changing but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend.
- Live Love Lead by Brian Houston This was a great practical yet easy to read book on leadership and Christian living! I love Hillsong and so respect Brian Houston. I would recommend this book!
- Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo Crazy story about a little boy's journey to Heaven and back. It's not the greatest writing but it was easy to read. I would recommend this book but don't expect amazing writing.
- Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella Okay, don't judge me but I went on a bit of a Shopaholic series binge!! These are hilarious novels and I would recommend if you want something easy to read!!
- Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
- Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella
- Room by Emma Donoghue Oh my goodness I loved this book. It was an extremely intense story but because it's told through the eyes of a five year old, I feel like you can handle it better. This one gripped my heart and was my favourite read of 2015. I highly recommend it.
- Lost & Found by Brooke Davis I tried to get into this book but couldn't really. I did find myself laughing out loud in certain places but the whole story was just too crazy for me. I would not recommend it.
- The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd A gripping story that goes between slave owner and slave. It was long and slow in some parts but I really enjoyed it. I would recommend it.
Okay, there you have it. 11/30! I'm already starting my next (Unstoppable by Christine Caine) and need to pick up one that I have on hold at the library.
Have you read any "must reads" lately? Would love your recommendations!!!