“A Room Without Books Is Like A Body Without A Soul.”- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Let’s Blog Over My Favorite Books from 2018…
If you know me, then you know my love for reading. I have always been such an avid reader. My dad always said that if he couldn’t find me playing the piano for endless hours, then I was either being a mermaid in the water, or sitting under a tree reading a book. Not much has changed. My goal for 2018 was to read as many books as I could. Every night I’d jump into bed with a glass of wine eager to read what the adventures of each new chapter. I wasn’t able to knock my list out though. There are just so many books and not enough time.
Here are my fave’s from 2018 linked so that you can grab, read and enjoy them too!
Crazy Rich Asians Series by Kevin Kwan– I got so soaked up into this book that I couldn’t concentrate on anything!!! You haven’t seen crazy until you’ve read this book. About a (yes) very crazy, very rich Asian family that doesn’t react well when their only son brings his American gf home for the summer. There’s drama to make you gasp, and funny situations that will have you laughing out loud. This Is A Must!!
Panchinko by Min Jin Lee– I can’t explain how wonderful this book is! Staring in the early 1900’s and following 4 generations of Koreans. You see their hardship, their triumphs, their love, and all the tests that come with the war of that time.
Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur– If you haven’t read this beautiful book you’re really missing out. It’s poetry. I’d recommend this book to anyone who’s felt lost after a breakup, and is fighting or has fought to find themselves after. This is one of those narratives that wrap you in a gentle hug and remind you you’re not alone.
I Am Number 8 by John Gray– I was introduced to John Gray years ago when I felt I was going down a different path. Meeting him, and having him guide me and bring me closer to God was one of the best things I could do. When he came out with this book I was so excited. This a very inspirational book with great references to scripture. John Gray adds humor too as well as his life story.
The Woman In The Window: A Novel by A.J. Finn– Beautiful writing, but slow burning suspense. This seriously had me saying (excuse my french) What The Entire Fuck?! There is so much twisted and unexpected turns in this novel. This is a great weekend read!
Becoming by Michelle Obama– I love Michelle Obama. She is truly a lady of inspiration, grace, and class. This book is a window into her life so far. Michelle Obama gives us endearing, insightful, honest memories. From growing up in a working class household in Chicago, to leaving the White House residence, her story is unique and thought-provoking.
What books did you read in 2018? I’d love for you to share with me so I can check them out.