November 2015 Book Reviews

Definitely not my best reading month . . . this is going to be a pretty short post. Sneak Peek I did read a decent number of books, but not much to get excited about.


If you remember, last month I specifically read To Kill a Mockingbird again as a refresher, knowing I had this one on my wait list at the library.  Did I like it? Well, not as much as the first one.  It was interesting to see Scout all grown up, and I thought her new understanding of her childhood, father and hometown revealing.  I actually think I would have liked this book better had I NOT just read To Kill a Mockingbird.  I found myself doing too much comparison between the two and the second just didn’t match up.   However, overall I did like it and am glad I read it.  My rating 4 out of 5.


I have been a reader of Crystal’s website Money Saving Mom for years – I’ve even had a few guest posts on it.  So when I was offered the chance to read this book and share my thoughts about it, I was quite excited!  And I must say I wasn’t disappointed.  If you are a mom (or really anyone) looking to creatively make some money for your family, this book is full of encouragement and thought-provoking tidbits.  I love that Crystal is honest about both her failures and the fact that most of us WILL fail at some point.  I think it’s important that we understand this and can find a way to move forward instead of just giving up.  My rating 4.5 out of 5.

As the mother of two children growing up in a very affluent suburb, I found this book refreshing and FULL of information I would like to implement.  It was by far my favorite book of the month.  I borrowed it from the library, but have every intention of buying my own copy (which is a sure fire indication that I really like a book).  I thought the tips, scripts and suggestions were spot on and am eager to try them out.  I also like how the author shows the long term benefits to my kids – we often get caught up in the day-to-day (what is the easiest solution today) and don’t stop to consider the eventual ramifications.  If you have kids and don’t want them to grow up entitled, buy this book!  My rating 5 out of 5.

Read anything good this year?  I hope to finish out the year strong and would love to end it on a high note with a book I love!

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