As I’ll talk about a little more tomorrow in February’s Monthly Goals post, last month I set out to read at least 2 books for January. Later that month I shared with y’all a list of books I was hoping to crack open during the remainder of the month. Embarrassingly, I only got to one of those books (at on the last day of the month), so instead of sharing books I hope to read, I thought it would be fun to start a monthly series of books I’ve read in the previous month. I really love reading Sophie’s Book List series, so I thought I would take somewhat of a similar format for these posts so those of you interested in what I’m reading and looking for recommendations might find the next book on your to read list.
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
I’ve heard so many good things about this book, so it was one of the top books on my list of those I wanted to read. I was a little surprised that it seemed written more like a research paper with facts, quotes, and notations; however, I really enjoyed the book. It was certainly fascinating to me to read about how women struggle in the workplace as someone who is totally removed from that type of work. I did, though, spend most of the book thinking of my mom and her own working conditions. It took me just over a week to read this, so if you have patience to get through it, I think all women would enjoy it.
I have this thing about reading books before seeing the movie adaptation, so after seeing the movie was on HBO Go, the hubs was telling me I just needed to hurry up and read the book. Well, I did! I read it in about half a day, and I loooved this book! I’d heard that it was really good and was somewhat similar to The Hunger Games. As I was explaining to D, it seemed like there was always something that kept you turning the page – be it the violence, the romance, or the sheer curiosity of what the heck was going on.
Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose.
I really enjoyed this book, although I have to admit that I was a little surprised at how religious it is. I suppose I should have known, but I didn’t expect it going in. With that being said, though, I really enjoyed this book. Lara Casey is one of the few business women that I still look up to, and I am really just so proud of her for sharing her struggles and just being so open about her life. Although I’m not incredibly religious, this book was really inspiring just for life in general.
Other books I read last month:
Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
Wicked (Pretty Little Liars #5) By Sara Shepard
Starstruck (The Fame Game #2) By Lauren Conrad
Infamous (The Fame Game #3) By Lauren Conrad
Four To Score (Stephanie Plum #4) By Janet Evanovich
If you care to read my ratings / reviews of books I’ve read or see what I’m currently reading, you can find me on Goodreads.
Let me know what you’re reading in the comments! Also, let me know – is this a series you’re excited to see here on the blog? I love hearing feedback from y’all, so feel free to comment or email me with your thoughts!