Reading Nook: June 2016

Finished:

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner

The Beauty Detox Foods: Discover the Top 50 Foods That Will Transform Your Body and Reveal a More Beautiful You

I heard about Kimberly’s Glowing Green Smoothie on The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey podcast and since consistently drinking it my skin has improved. Thus I decided to give her book a spin and see if there was anything else I could glean. I went in knowing I would disagree but it was off putting how dismissive the book sounded toward other ways of eating. I realize my goal when eating is to stabilize/maintain even blood sugar while this books goal is clearing skin and anti-aging. In short, I will just stick to my green smoothie in the morning.

Continuing:

What’s Best Next by Matthew Aaron Perman

The book slows down in the middle and its been hard to get through, however my perseverance is paying off since its picking up and becoming more readable.

Started:

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

My love of The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey podcast is no secret and Big Magic was consistently recommended by her guests as a book they were reading and loving. A couple days ago my hold finally came through at the library and I have been loving it so far! Will report back with more next month.


Bonus: I am desperately waiting until October for Rachel Hollis’ cookbook Upscale Downhome: Family Recipes, All Gussied Up. I love recipes from The Chic Site but in a live stream Rachel gave a sneak peek. There are event plans included! For example, you need to throw a baby shower it has recipes, decor ideas and how to tie it together. I was sold and have been excited since. October please come quicker!


Reading Nook is a monthly series about what I am reading that month and my recommendations.

Reading Nook: May 2016

The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner

I am rereading the Fringe Hours after hearing her on some new podcasts. She has a bubbly voice and is fun to listen to, the same goes for writing while still getting to the point. The Fringe Hours is sprinkled and punctuated with personal stories from Jessica and women surveyed for the book. I expect to reread this book many times throughout life as a reminder that its ok to say no, I don’t need a perfect spotless kitchen and that mindless Netflix watching doesn’t fill me up.

What’s Best Next by Matthew Aaron Perman

I started this on the recommendation of a friend and it very much falls into the productivity/career books. I appreciate how this book flips and starts with why productivity is important compared to so many fo the same genre that just starts with how to get more done.

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Second reread for the month but sometimes you need old familiar books. We are planning a trip to see family over Memorial Day weekend and I always love reading cheesy fiction on such trips. Such books help escape normal life and enjoy the vacation more. I originally read this after the author appeared on The Lively Show podcast (noticing a podcast theme) and it seemed like a fun premise, William and Kate but not. The US is fascinated with the British royal family and its very clean in the book, fun to imagine what their lives could be.


Reading Nook is a monthly series about what I am reading that month and my recommendations.