Favorite Books from November 2017

Some REALLY great books this month!  I enjoyed a nice mix of Fiction and Non-Fiction.  Here were my favorites:


Very fun vacation read – every time I thought I had the plot figured out, something would happen to throw me.  The main characters are a pair of writers with a seemingly perfect life.  Until the wife goes missing.  Who is responsible?  Don’t read ahead to fully enjoy this one.  My rating 4.5 out of 5.

This book couldn’t be more different than the first one.  Covers many of the topics so many of us working moms think about – do I love what I’m doing?  Or am I just doing it for the money and prestige?  Is that enough or would I be happier going down a different path?  Full of quirky characters and new chances.  My rating 4 out of 5.

I just finished this book last night and got a huge kick out of it.   I didn’t love Sunshine, but the questions she raises – how far do we go from our truth when we start “curating” our life oneline?  How do we balance sharing what is real versus what looks good?  are so relevant today.  I’m sure you’ve heard others say “I wish my life was as good as hers looks on Facebook.”  Well this book helps you think about those questions.  My rating 4 out of 5. 

The other fiction books I enjoyed this month were We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A NovelElizabeth Is Missing: A Novel and We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Orange Collection).


I read two non-fiction books this month.  I loved one and thought one was just okay:

This is a terrific book – great for business and personal situations.  There is so much common sense to how we manage conversations, yet once emotions start to run high we forget how to communicate well with others.  I loved the specific bits of advice as well as the reminder to stop when things get heated and ask yourself “what do I really want out of this conversation?”  What a great way to bring yourself back to your goals and not get caught up in the situation.  My rating 4.5 out of 5.

The other non-fiction book I read, Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less wasn’t a bad book – in fact there were excellent points as to why and how we should rest, but I found the delivery a bit dry and hard to stay engaged with.

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