October Books

I made an effort to get more into reading and less into TV watching this month (much to the dismay of K., who misses our Chicago binge watching dates). I made it to the library twice this month and only got suckered into buying on iBooks twice – it’s a tough habit. Immediate, recently released books available at my thumbprint. I don’t even have to leave my couch!

Here are my October Reads and their reviews:

  1. Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to BeGirl, Wash Your Face {Rachel Hollis} – B-; It took me awhile to get through this one. I actually started it a bit ago and forgot about until a few friends were going on about how great it was. There is a great message there self-empowerment and taking care of yourself – the one part that really resonated with me was “I believe it’s not your weight that defines you, but the care and consideration you put into your body absolutely does”. I believe that 100% wholeheartedly.
  2. The Dirty Book ClubThe Dirty Book Club {Lisi Harrison} – B; Another quick “summer style” read, The relationships the women all end up having together seem so natural and randomly fun. I would describe it as an extremely light, non-thinking involved read.
  3. Foreign Agent (Scot Harvath, #15)Foreign Agent {Brad Thor} – B; the Scot Harvath series a definite action-adventure spy type novel. I really enjoyed the first few books in the series and try to keep up to see what new twist is happening. The plot centers around a very black ops group working behind the scenes to defeat various terrorist plots. These are the kinds of books I love seeing on the big screen.
  4. High Voltage (Fever, #10)High Voltage {Karen Marie Moning} – B+; If you want to get lost in a different world, this series is for you. The book is an offshoot of the Fever series, focusing more on finishing Dani’s story. By this book the Fae world and Human world have officially collided and everyone is fighting to stay on top. Fair warning – there is definitely some sex involved. I call this type of stuff “fluff”, an entertaining, easy to read, break from life.
  5. When Life Gives You Lululemons (The Devil Wears Prada, #3)When Life Gives You Lululemons {Lauren Weisberger} – B+; Very entertaining “chick flick” style book. Has characters from The Devil Wears Prada, mainly Emily, showing how she’s advanced through life. It was nice to follow along with the 3 women and their stories and see how they each tackled their story and grew to become better versions of themselves.
  6. The Demon Crown (Sigma Force, #13)The Demon Crown {James Rollins} – B; The Sigma Force series is always entertaining. It’s a mix between action-adventure and sci-fi. I like that its a series because I’ve gotten to know the characters and feel invested in each story. There is typically something catastrophic happening and the members of Sigma are racing the clock to catch the bad guys and save the world (very similiar to Brad Thor’s Scot Harvath series). This time it was a prehistoric bee attacking and killing people and animals… kind of crazy but still awesome.
  7. The First FamilyThe First Family {Michael Palmer & Daniel Palmer} – C; Kind of a dull read but I really wanted to know what the illness/disease was so I had to finish it! Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this to a friend.
  8. Fitness JunkieFitness Junkie {Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza} – A; This book definitely takes the fitness and health trends going on right now to the extreme and slightly unbelievable, but is hilarious in doing so. The main character, Janey, is forced to go a sabbatical from work by her business partner who says she is too fat to work in the wedding dress industry. The book takes you through her fitness journey as well as the ever present “love yourself” journey. It makes you think – are people really willing to do ANYTHING to be thin? It was definitely a quick read for me, and a breath of fresh air after all the action/adventure spy thrillers I normally read 🙂
  9. 35268117Text Me When You Get Home {Kayleen Schaefer} – B+; As with all non-fiction, this took me a while to get through. I enjoyed the content, it actually made me want to call up all my girl friends to chat and make plans. The author really emphasizes the importance of female friendships and how they benefit your life. Definitely a book to pass on to all your ladies 🙂

I enjoy reading and getting lost in a new book or better yet a whole series. With the amount of books I have read, its getting harder to find some I really want to read. Because of this, I tend to take a long hiatus from reading or just re-read my favorites. Feel free to send any suggestions my way!!

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