I decided to add another item to my 30 Before 30 list. It’s honestly one I’m surprised I didn’t think about before: Read 30 books. Maybe I’ll call it a bonus in case I don’t complete one of my other tasks. I’m now 8/30 books in, and 3 months into the challenge. Time to keep reading!
Still Me – Jojo Moyes: I was super skeptical about this book, and here’s why – I LOVED Me Before You (A+), but then tried the sequel and hated it. This is technically the 3rd book in the series, but could easily stand on it’s own. It’s about a girl who moves to NYC from England to be a “family assistant.” It includes all great things NYC, a long-distance love triangle, and more than anything is about a girl who finds out who she really is.
The Woman in the Window – AJ Finn: It seems like there are currently a lot of books out there very similar to this one (The Woman in Cabin 10, The Girl on the Train). Yet, this one felt refreshingly unique. The story was interesting and the main character kept me guessing – and I was shocked in the end. It has a very Hitchcock Rear Window vibe, and I loved it.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman: This book. Oh my goodness, this book. As a friend said, “YOU ARE IN FOR A DELIGHTFUL TREAT.” It’s so charming, yet so unexpected. You fall in love with the main character by the end, despite thinking you’re not sure how you can possibly relate to her at the beginning. It’s an uplifting, feel-good book, but with serious substance.
Girl, Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis: Y’all know I love a good self-help book (Carry On, Warrior, Lean In) and this one was no exception. What I loved about this one though, is how structured and specific it was. Each chapter is about a lie we tell ourselves. For example, “I’m defined by my weight” or “I can’t get past this”. Rachel does a fantastic job of breaking down the lie, giving a personal anecdote and sharing 3 specific ideas on how to combat these lies in our lives. Highly, highly recommend. You should also follow her on Instagram. She’s awesome.
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