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At the beginning of the year, I made it a goal of mine to read 52 books. Insane? Possibly. But I love reading and outside of working out (which is really more self care than a hobby) and the occasional blog post writing, I don’t really have any other hobbies. So far this year I’ve read 25 books and most of them have been pretty good, a few not so great, and a handful have been absolutely amazing that I had to share them! More often than not I will check books out from the library instead of buying them but the books that I have thought were my favorite are on my list to buy in the future.
I’m hoping I can get the other 27 books done by the end of the year so fingers crossed I can get it done!
Below is a few books I read that I absolutely fell in love in 2018…
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones My heart went out to the main character and I ended up crying for him through a lot of this book! Haha! Just read it because it’s so well written and you’l be in tears for him too <3
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard At first I thought this story line was a little messed up but by the middle of the book I was totally rooting for the two of them two stay together. Such an odd twisted story but so interesting and so terribly heartbreaking about a love that truly withstands the test of time.
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin I’ve read this book before and I’ll read it again. It’s a story about how even though the author has a happy marriage, two healthy kids, a successful career and a life in NYC she isn’t appreciating her life to its fullest. So she breaks each month up into a category and focuses on that specific category and how she can implement things in to make her happier. It’s completely intriguing to me that she would set this as a year long project and it’s something I would love to do one day.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng A book that blew me out of the water by surprise. There were so many unexpected twists in this story and it was amazing how a mother and daughter can shift everything in a small town. It was so incredibly good and I didn’t want this book to end. It’s a perfect summer read.
This is Me by Chrissy Metz I adore the author who starred in This Is Us so when I heard she was coming out with a story of how she got to where she is and all the courage it took, I knew it would be a good read. And it was absolutely incredible. Her writing makes you feel like you can have the confidence to do anything in the world. I admired her before and she became that much more of a role model for me after I read her book.
Have you read any good books lately? I’d love to hear about them below!