For me, reading is a source of great refreshment. I love having several books on the go and feel at loose ends when I don’t have something to read, even if it’s just a few pages before bed or at the playground when the girls are happily playing together. It rejuvenates me and educates me. This year I have fallen back in love with reading and have discovered a whole world of new friends who also love to read. Fiction, non-fiction, memoir and every other genre. I don’t scrapbook right now or really do a lot of crafty stuff but I read and I love it. A huge part of remembering how much I love to read (and a great place to find new titles) has been the Twitterature link up at Modern Mrs. Darcy.
I haven’t read as much in the past month as I would have liked to but here are the titles I did read. I also have about ten books on my nightstand waiting for me as all the library requests came in at once and I feel super excited about cracking open those new reads.
How to Look Expensive: A beauty editor’s secrets for getting gorgeous without breaking the bank by Andrea Pomerantz Lustig
Probably one of the most helpful books I’ve read on this subject, definitely one I would buy and refer back too. Best takeaway: learning what kind of style I am “park avenue pretty” right along with Princess Kate, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Anne Hathaway who all happen to be on my inspiration board. Best piece of advice: ‘be the best version of you and smile. A lot.’
Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
Super fun, easy read with brilliant storytelling. It’s a young adult book/children’s book but I do love them. #lightreading
What the Nanny Saw
I’m a sucker for nanny stories (especially British stories), and picked this one up on whim from the library and then almost returned it. It provided some great introvert reading time but I wouldn’t read it again.
The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Mayes
I read this in a span of 24 hours and absolutely loved it. Set in rural France in 1916 and then continues to modern-day Britain, it’s a story of deep love, art and history. Definitely worth the read and I am definitely checking out her other books.
In the last month I’ve also started a few books: Anne of Green Gables (I will have gone to PEI three times this year and each time, I tell myself I need to read the Anne books again, so I am), The Bible ( a friend challenged me to read my Bible again and with a fresh perspective and it is good).
Does reading refresh you? What books are you reading these days?
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