January 17, 2017

New Books On My Radar

I have really been on a reading kick lately, which I guess is a good thing considering the fact that reading more was one of my new year's resolutions! More specifically, reading before bed was the actual resolution, however I've been both reading before bed and trying to with my cup of coffee in the morning. It has been the best and is really the perfect way to both start and end the day. Not only that, but it is allowing me to read multiple books at one time, which is not something I've tried before but is actually working out quite well. I love having two different books to read and look forward to at one time, plus I can enjoy them for longer since I'm not just flying through one book. It's a win-win!

In the mornings I have been enjoying 'The Little Paris Bookshop' by Nina George, which is the sweetest most magical story. It will sweep you right out of your own life and bring you to one of my most favorite places in the world, Paris. Ah, the things I would do to go back.. I'll just keep reading books set in Paris until I find my way back again. Before bed I've been loving 'The Happiness Project' by Gretchen Rubin, which I just pleasantly stumbled upon laying around in my house. It wasn't a book I set out for because of my own struggle with happiness, because I overall feel like I am in a really really good state as far as my own happiness is concerned. However, I think it is an extremely valuable piece to read regardless of how you are doing with your own personal happiness. It most definitely serves as a reminder to keep note of your own happiness, and it very much raises the question of whether you are living your life to it's full potential as far as happiness is concerned.

Yesterday I was at Barnes & Noble, not for myself but actually searching for a gift for someone else, but it is near impossible to go in that place and not roam around looking for new books. I could seriously spend an entire day roaming through the aisles of books! Naturally, I left Barnes & Noble with one new book and a handful of other books added to my 'To Read' list. I thought it would be fun to share some of them with you. I know I am always looking for book recommendations, and I figured this could serve as that for some of you! Enjoy and happy reading!

When Breath Becomes Air // I have heard so so many good things about this book, and although I know it might not be the most 'feel good' story or light read, I think the words on those pages will be not only enlightening but also serve as a reminder of just how precious life is.

The Passenger // This story has been compared to Gone Girl and Girl on the Train, which both I loved and couldn't put down! Love a good thriller, so it is not surprise that this one got added to the list!

The Case Against Sugar // I took a nutrition class my senior year of college, which opened my eyes to a lot of things but especially to the fact that sugar is singlehandedly the major cause of the obestity crisis in this country and is ultimately killing us. I still consume sugar, probably more than I should, and chances are I won't ever not consume sugar, however, I saw this book yesterday and it definitely sparked some curiousity. I think it would be a very interesting read.

The Sun Also Rises // Hemingway is known as one of the best writers of his time, and I am ashamed to say I have never read any of his works! This book was described as one of his masterpieces and it takes place in 1920's Paris, so I feel like it is something I could definitely get into. There are so so many choices out there for books these days, but I think it's important to not forget the classics!

A Certain Age // Beatriz Williams is one of my favorite authors. She delivers beautiful and engaging historical fictions, that capture your heart while transporting you back in time.  'A Hundred Summers' was the first book I read of hers and loved, and 'Along the Infinite Sea' is a story that I will forever carry in my heart. It is no surprise that all of her books are on my 'To Read' list, but since I can't read them all at once, I guess I'll start with this one.

The Vacationers // Last but not least, this is the book I walked out of Barnes & Noble with. It was on the New York Times Bestsellers list a little while back, and I have heard really good things about it so I figured why not give it a try. Better late than never!

What is on your list of books to read? I would love any and all recommendations! 

xo. G 

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