Need a good read? Here are my top 6 !
Scroll down and check out my my Top 6 fav books I've read so far this year! They aren't all brand spanking new either!
1. THE NIGHTENGALE BY KRISTIN HANNAH
I started reading this book while my mom and I were driving from Nebraska to Ohio. I started reading the book aloud to her and by the time I finished reading we were both bawling our eyes out. The story flashes back and forth between an elderly woman and her previous life in German occupied france during World War II. The story is based off of real women war heroes who rescued downed allied airmen and got them out of France so they could continue fighting. The perfect mix of love, family, perseverance and absolute woman guts.
2. A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW BY AMOR TOWLES
I am obsessed with Russian history and that's why I originally pulled this book off the shelf. A Gentleman in Moscow follows the story of an older gentleman who has been placed on house arrest in a grand hotel in Moscow under Soviet rule. The tale gives readers a better understanding of the history of Russia’s turbulent government and how it affected many of the different social classes. The characters are all so interesting and dynamic they really make the entire book.
3. THE FEMALE PERSUASION BY MEG WORLITZER
Women + Power. At times this book even made me uncomfortable but in a good way because it speaks over topics like sexuality, sexual assault, feminism, it made me think about things that I sometimes would rather not think about. It’s awesome to follow Greer as she unfolds into her true self with the help of her mentor Faith Frank + best friend Z. This book will have you wanting to march in the next feminine rally when you’ve never had the thought before. I listened to this one on Audible, check it out there!
4. BIG MAGIC BY ELIZABETH GILBERT
This is a great read for those living the creative lifestyle or those that aspire to! The same author as Eat, Pray, Love so you know the writing is killer. My favorite idea from this book is that inspiration is floating around in the Universe and those things you are compelled to do are actually nudges from inspiration itself. Another important take away is that if you don’t follow that nudge, SOMEONE ELSE WILL and you’ll be reading about it in some article instead of living it first hand.
5. GIRL WASH YOUR FACE BY RACHEL HOLLIS
Rachel Hollis is hilarious! I was laughing a couple sentences into the first chapter. She is also so relatable, even though at times it’s tough to believe someone on the Forbes 30 under 30 list would be relatable to me right?! Rachel would say wrong ! Her book has given me great ideas on how to keep bettering my life + living to my fullest potential. Her story is great too she grew up in a small farming town + moved to LA to live her dreams when she was only 17.
6. THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COELHO
This is not a new book it was written in 1988 and originally in Portuguese. It's a story about believing in the Universe + manifesting and alllll kinds of goodness. I loved the story as much as I loved the message. It will encourage you to always believe in the good in the world & it also may help you realize your dreams. I listened The Alchemist while driving to Denver, it's a nice short listen at only 5 hours!
I'm currently really into World War II Era books so right now I'm reading The Baker's Secret by Stephen Kiernan. What are you reading right now?! I'll be sure to add them to my list.