With a few getaways this fall, I was able to read quite a few books. AND, I found some excellent ones. Any of these would be great for your winter reading, OR as a fantastic holiday gift if you still need to finish up some shopping.
Non-Fiction Book Reviews
As a huge Marie Forleo fan, I can’t believe I hadn’t gotten around to reading Everything is Figureoutable. Just like Marie, this book is entertaining AND educational. I really enjoyed going through the exercises each morning while I was on fall break and seeing how much I could implement. It was a terrific way to start each day. If you love this book, then her latest online course “Time Genius” is another must. I went through it after reading the book and picked up so many gems! My rating 4.5 out of 5.
The Groundbreaking – An American City and its Search for Justice was an eye-opening experience for me. I had never heard of the Tulsa race massacre which is an injustice in itself, and then to read this well-written investigative report of what happened, and how it was ignored for years was enlightening. It definitely gave me a lot of food for thought and interesting conversations around the dinner table. It also got me thinking about how many other historical events I probably don’t know about because they just weren’t taught in the classroom. My rating 4.5 out of 5.
Fiction Book Reviews
This was a hard category to narrow down for me as I read SO many great books! I really need to start keeping track of them on GoodReads!!!
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island was such a quirky book with interesting characters and quite a unique premise that I couldn’t help but be charmed by it. One day, Piper’s husband doesn’t come back from his job. Refusing to believe that he is truly gone, Piper begins talking to him. The small-knit community of this little fishing island goes along with her. As a news reporter covering the annual cake walk, Anders visits the small island and discovers this crazy situation. However, not everything is as it seems. I’ll leave it at that so you can read it for yourself. My rating 4 out of 5.
Love a good, but unusual thriller? Then Too Good To Be True would be a great choice for you. Beginning with a fairly typical start, Skye (who has OCD issues and thought she’d never find love) falls in love with and becomes engaged to the man of her dreams. However, all is not as it seems (sounds familiar right?). The twists in this novel are quite a bit different, and definitely not what I expected after reading quite a few books in this genre. Don’t read ahead so you can enjoy the unique plot! My rating 4 out of 5.
The Midnight Library was quite unlike anything I have recently read and that’s what I really enjoyed about it. One hopeless night, Nora decides that she doesn’t have anything left worth living for. After swallowing quite a few pills, she “wakes up” in a library with an infinite number of books. Each book contains her life if she’d made a different choice at one point or another. Small choices and big choices – both change the trajectory of her life. The ending is a little predictable, but I still enjoyed the ride! My rating 4 out of 5.
I have to admit it took me a little bit to get into The Huntress, but once I did, I was hooked! I actually figured out some of the “mystery” pretty early on, but still loved watching it unfold. If you like WWII historical fiction and strong women characters, this is the book for you. My rating 4 out of 5.
So there you have it – a few of my favorites from all the reading I did this fall. What is the best book you’ve read recently? My TBR list is looking a little light these days!
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