I’m excited to do a quarterly book review for you all! It might be more of a book list than book review sometimes though. Also, I would love for you to comment on what book I should read next and your thoughts on the books I’ve posted about!
My goal (you can see all this over on Goodreads too) is to read 25 books this year. I would honestly like to surpass that but we shall see. I mean..life…ya know?
It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
I really enjoyed this book. Their is so much knowledge in it that it can be overwhelming. I think it’s taken me 3 times now to read it in it’s entirety and I still feel like I need to go back and read it again to let it soak in and that I could still find new nuggets of info! It’s a must read for anyone wanting to learn how food affects your body!
Whole30 by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
So i’m sure everyone knows I read this and that I love/d it because I post about it all the time. But I love the Whole30-the book and the program. This book is hands down a must have if you’re even entertaining the thought of doing a Whole30! Recipes, day by day breakdowns of what you might be going through physically and mentally.
The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines
If there is a book that HAS to be on your list to read this year, this is it. Even if you do not watch their show this book is just that good. Especially since it’s narrated by them. They’re just so darn cute and I love it! Plus it was a book I could totally listen to with the kiddos around.
Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls And Everything In Between by Lauren Graham
Oh my lovely readers. I am a Gilmore Girls, um, obsessed 30 year old woman haha. I LOVED this book! Not one I could totally listen to with the kiddos but it was SO good. I laughed so hard throughout this book, thought about things differently than I normally do, and even had a few “all the feels” moments. Did I mention that Lauren Graham reads the audible version herself? Yah, well, that is reason enough right there to just go get the book now. Seriously though, GO. I won’t mind if you come back and finish reading this after you purchase it *wink*
The Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans
Yes I do realize this is a Christmas book. My mom, my sister and I always get a new Richard Paul Evans book for Christmas and this is the one we got this year. I read this book while the flu ran through our house. It was the perfect book for that time because it was SO GOOD that I didn’t want to put it down AND I needed to stay awake sometimes to make sure the kiddos were making it into puke buckets and such. The story is such a cool mondern day romance. I just love it to pieces.
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
This book was so good. It is a graphic novel and my kids enjoyed it so much. We read it aloud as a family. Let me say this, it is meant for middle school aged kids and does have a curse word or two in it. Since we read it aloud I just changed the wording a bit. We really did enjoy this book though, so much fun and a few good life lessons in here for sure.
The Suitcase: A Story About Giving by Jane Meyer
This book is just so precious. The main character in the book is a sweet boy who is assumed to be on the autism spectrum, though the book never comes right out and says it. It is such an endearing book about Heaven and learning about giving to others. All children (and adults) could stand to learn the lesson in the book. It is one that we will read over and over for sure.
That’s it! Don’t forget to leave me some recommendations in the comments below and let me know if you have read any of the books listed above!
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