January Reads in 2018

“A Reader Lives A Thousand Lives Before He Dies, said Jojen. The Man Who Never Reads Lives Only One.” ~George R.R. Martin

Let’s Blog Over Books We Need To Read In 2018…

Happy Sunday! There’s not much going on around here except a lot of reading.

My Dad saw me reading a book not too long ago, and he said: “If you ever disappeared I know I’d find you either on a beach or under a tree, and N E V E R without a book!” Growing up I was always that kid who had a book with them at all times. I see kids today who are completely tech savvy, but I never really see them reading which baffles me because I would completely lose myself within the pages of a book and be brought to a whole new world filled with adventures.  I’m such an advocate for reading. Reading is something that will expand the way you think, take you places your feet never would’ve and teach you things you would’ve otherwise gone without knowing. There’s so much to be discovered between the pages of a good book, so I’m starting 2018 sharing some of my favorite books with you all.

Here are some books that I am currently reading, planning on reading, or re-reading because I love them S O much!

Eat. Pray. Love. – Elizabeth Gilbert

This has been one of my favorite books for many years. It has aided me in me in my own self-discovery and is such an inspiration. It will show you spiritual truths through the author’s personal journey. This is an uplifting story of a woman who puts hectic life on hold and allows herself to heal after a difficult divorce. She takes care of herself physically first, immersing herself in the beautiful scenery and lots of comfort food, renews herself spiritually, and then, when she does not expect it, finds love.

Dear Ijeawele – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

By the lady who wrote “Americanah,” and who Beyonce thinks is flawless. She’s got tips on how to raise the next generation to be gender equal. Chimamanda makes us realize the subtle (and overt) ways that women are treated unequally to men by almost everyone in our society.

Crazy Rich Asians Series – Kevin Kwan

This book is part one in a series about some V E R Y crazy, rich Asians.  This the book was hilarious, captivating, with a tiny touch of suspense. A great, witty satire written from an Asian perspective. I actually learned quite a lot of cultural items, and I could not put it down, to say the least. I am starting the second book in the series this week!

Stay With Me – Ayobami Adebayo

Imagine being married for four years. And because you haven’t had a child, your husband’s family has him secretly take a second wife. That’s just the first few pages of the book. The rest is better.

The Woman In The Window -A.J. Finn

Twisty and powerful, ingenious and moving. A smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock.

Milk and Honey- Rupi  Kuar

Rupi Kuar is hands down fascinating. This is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

These are my January Reading picks. I have so much more on my reading list that I’ll be sharing for February. What are you reading in 2018? Let me know. I’d love to check them out!