Hi! I need to tell you all about something weird that happened to me the other day. I was on Facebook and there was a friend suggestion for a random person I had never seen before. Since I’m nosy, I clicked on her picture to see if I could figure out why she was being suggested to me.
I still have no clue, but what caught my eye was the fact that her occupation was listed as “Book Reviewer” and I was like “Holy crap that is literally my dream job. Why can’t I do that?” Well, ya’ll. I can do that. She is a blogger and shares book reviews on her blog. There is no one stopping me from doing the same, except for me. I have a blog and I love to read and review books so why couldn’t I just tell myself I too am a blogger and book reviewer? Duh.
Anyway, with that being said here are the three books I finished this week!
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown.
Daring Greatly is a self help book and it focuses on how we need to have the courage to be vulnerable so that it can change the way we live. Just reading the back cover made the book jump out at me because I am so focused on being authentic (it’s my word of the year, in fact). I want to be the real me and to show the real me, and a part of that will include being vulnerable because I know that what I have lived through will help others.
I wanted to love this book so much. I have a ton of Brene’s quotes pinned on Pinterest. I follow her on Instagram. I’m in a few Facebook groups where people do nothing but sing her praises. I think she is incredibly smart and has so much to offer, but you guys I could not enjoy this book. I felt like it jumped around all over the place. I didn’t feel like there was enough of a story line for me to be able to follow along. Honestly, I finished and then sat and tried to remember what I even read. I don’t remember much at all.
I will probably try another one of her books, but next time I will try it as an audio book and see if that helps at all!
Holly’s Inbox: Scandal in the City by Holly Denham
My mom showed up at my house with this book and told me she thought I would like it. She said it made her think of the time that I worked in an office and the emails we sent back and forth. I can tell you that our emails were way less interesting and dramatic, but I appreciate the thought. Anyway, I was super surprised with how much I loved this book. Especially considering that my mom randomly picked it up at the Dollar Store.
This entire book is written in emails. Which sounds like a horrible idea but omg it was actually really good! The story follows a receptionist named Holly and the emailed that she sends and receives between her friends, family, co-workers, bosses and her boyfriend. It’s funny, twisty, interesting, and dramatic. All of it. Definitely check this one out for a quick fun read!
Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan
Recently, I joined the Jen Hatmaker Book Club because, well, Jen Hatmaker. This first book that we covered in the club was Tell Me More and we are just finishing it up right now. I finished reading today, and oh my gosh it was one of those books that I did not want to end!
Kelly is an amazing story teller and she is the exact type of author that I aspire to be. She’s funny and real and also is incredible good at making me cry. This book made me laugh, cry, and nod my head in agreeance, while also making me shake my head because I pray I never know the pain that she felt. I loved reading this book so much that I plan to check out her other work very soon. If it wasn’t for the book club I would not have even known who Kelly was! Definitely add this one to your must read pile.
Check out Jenhatmakerbookclub.com for more info on the book club!
That’s it for this week! I will be getting started on a new stack of books soon and will let you know what I end up with!