Reading is something that truly enjoy. I love getting taken away to another world; someone else’s life along with their issues; to a different place and time. Reading makes me happy, and I want to share some of my favorite reads this year.
#5. Lean In — This book has truly made a huge impact in my professional career. Not really in my current job, but it has helped me prepare for my next move (wherever that might be). It also brought up some really great talking points, like why women feel that they should leave the workplace after kids and that success doesn’t mean going up the ladder. Sometimes you have to step to the side to get where you want to go. This book has just led to some great discussions that I have had with family members and folks at work.
#4. The Giver — I recently shared my book review on this book. Despite how I feel about it, I am really curious to see how the series will come together. What I can tell so far is that the books aren’t necessarily connected in chronological order, but they will be connected somehow. I’ll let you know how they connect once I figure it out!
#3. Fly Away — This is the sequel to one of my favorite books of all time, Firefly Lane. Fly Away starts up where Firefly Lane ended. Tully has to figure out how to how to pick up the pieces and move on with her life. But she has to figure out how to live the life that Kate wanted her to have, in the end. It’s a wonderful story.
#2. Gone Girl — Hello crazy book. I am not sure what else I can add to this except that I need to see the movie and see if it’s as crazy as the book was. I had NO idea that the book would have as many twists and turns in it or that the ending would be what it was. Le sigh.
#1. Me Before You — I read this after I heard so many bloggers talking about it. Maybe it was because I knew it would be heartbreaking because of what everyone had said, but I loved the story. It’s a true love story, but it is heartbreaking with what happens. After trying so hard, Lou just couldn’t change his mind and never would have, no matter how hard she tried. I haven’t done a review of this book because I am not sure how to. It brings up a great conversation about dying with dignity, which I didn’t know was a thing until Brittany Maynard. I can talk more about this book and this topic (future post perhaps?).
What have you been reading?