I’ve been enjoying chronicling the books I’m reading, and I hope this is helpful or interesting to someone out there on the internet. If nothing else it serves as a good archive of my own thoughts!
This is what I read during the second quarter (April, May, June) of 2019! In Q1 I read 17 books, and this time around have been a bit slower. No complaints here though, because we’re going for quality over quantity!
As a reminder, asterisks means I listened to the audiobook, which was sometimes better/worse/neutral. Also! Libraries rule, and I have yet to purchase a book in 2019. All have been borrowed or something I already owned! And as a final note, these are listed in the order I read them, not in any sort of ranking.
Fed Up - This started off as an essay on women and emotional labor, and the author then turned the topic into a book, with lots of research referenced throughout. As someone who enjoys reading and learning about productivity systems and how other people live, I enjoyed this, but now, reflecting on it a few months later, I don’t really remember much about it otherwise.
Drop the Ball - Another book on emotional labor, but this one follows the author’s personal story and history a little more closely, and then ties in research and broader statements from there. Also was interesting, and had some good applicable reminders for my own life.
A Simplified Life - This is an easy read with some solid actionable steps. I’ve read it before, but it was a refreshing re-read during a time when life was NOT feeling very simple.
This is Where You Belong - This book is all about feeling settled and ~at home~ where you live! As someone who moved to a brand new city less than two years ago, I am also looking for ways to become more rooted to my new home. While the info wasn’t necessarily new and brain-shattering, it was full of good tidbits and interesting research.
*Millenneagram - I read someone else describe this as “the enneagram meets Urban Dictionary” and thought that was so apt! If you like learning about the enneagram, you’ll love this one.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - I don’t think I need to describe Harry Potter lol… I’ve been rereading the series before bed, and I just love it so much.
Five Feet Apart - This one was recently made into a movie with Cole Sprouse and… someone? It’s totally classic “young adults, impossible romance, Fault in Our Stars-style terminal illnesses.” Predictable and lovable in all the ways you want it to be.
*The Bride Test - This is the second book by the author of The Kiss Quotient, and while it’s not a sequel, it’s main character is a secondary character in TKQ. I loved both books so much! They’re solidly romance but with lovable, flawed characters who grow throughout the story.
There’s Something About Sweetie - This may be my favorite by this author yet! I’ve previously read From Twinkle With Love and When Dimple Met Rishi, and the author has such a fun way of writing YA romance to be dramatic and magical in that perfect high school way.
The Woman in Cabin 10 - This was a pick for my book club and I started out cautiously intrigued. For some reason I assumed it would be about a cabin in the woods and didn’t even consider it would be on a ship haha. The mystery started out strong, and while it occasionally felt slow to me, it always kept my interest and ramped up the intensity in the second half, at which point I couldn’t put it down!! I found myself really happy with the ~reveal~ and the ending.