For the second time, I planned my monthly reads for the month of July and posted a pic of my TBR on Insta. And once again, it didn’t go as planned. I didn’t read any of the books on that list. That should probably tell me that I shouldn’t do it anymore, huh? But, I still got three books in this month, just not the ones I intended.
- So Here’s the Thing…:Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut by Alyssa Mastromonaco. I enjoyed Mastomonaco’s first book, Who Thought This was a good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House so I thought I might enjoy her second one and I was right. This one would make a great gift for students who are graduating college and about to launch into the world. It was a practical, no-nonsense, relatable conversation and girl’s guide. Kind of wish she had written it in 2002 (did I just age myself) instead of 2019.
- 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success by Amy Morin. My sister referred this one to me and while the writing style wasn’t my favorite, sort of had a clinical/how-to tone about it, I needed the practical tips/points contained within. I was pleased to discover that I now only do four of the 13 things, as oppose to the 12 that I once did regularly. I specifically am working on #2: Don’t Give Away Your Power and #8: Don’t fear taking calculated risks.
- The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll. OK. You can find out all about this one here. It’s become an #EnjoyLife Project.
- I Miss You When I Blink: Essays by Mary Laura Philpott. Rereading this for the RCM Virtual Book Club on Facebook. Enjoying it immensely.
- Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber. Snail on the Wall Books is brining Ms. Webber to Huntsville this upcoming Tuesday and I wanted to read the book first. The setting is a small town in the mountains of Alabama so I had to check it out. I am enjoying it.
- The Life-Changing Habit of Tidying Up and Spark Joy by Marie Kondo. I’m rereading these according to the categories I am currently tidying. Just have my pending box and Sentimental left.
So, what have you guys been reading? Read any of these?
Per usual, I am linking up with the Modern Mrs. Darcy’s monthly Quick Lit post, as I have done for years. Check what she and other readers are reading over there.