I must admit that I do not read as much as I'd like to, or used to! When I was commuting to the city everyday I would read at least 4 new books in a month - it was the only way to get through over an hour of travel time on the subway everyday, and I really just thoroughly enjoy reading. I was in a book club for about a year but got unofficially kicked out when I couldn't make any of the meetings (ugh, I guess that is what happens when you have a baby right?) There is nothing like getting inspired by an author or getting caught up in a story! I recently have been forcing myself to put my phone down or put the laptop away and open a book. It takes me much longer to get through a book nowadays but at least I'm reading again right?!
Here is a list of the books I've started in the past month or so...
1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
This is actually a book my husband picked up last month (I know what you are thinking... who's husband wants to read a book about decluttering? um mine does, isn't he dreamy?!) and I just picked it up last week and started the first chapter. Since we are making a big move this month into a house that is limited on space I thought this would be packing and moving inspiration - and I also thought we could apply the advice to everyday life and our business in hopes to keep things running smoothly around here!
2. The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
I bought this book this summer when we took a little family trip to the beach. I'm not sure what I was thinking but it didn't even leave my suitcase - vacation is oh so different with a little one! So far this book is your typical chick-lit but the main character has just enough crazy in her to keep me entertained. Hopefully I will finish it before they make the movie!
3. The Happy Sleeper - The Science-Backed Guide to Helping Your Baby Get a Good Night's Sleep-Newborn t o School Age
Basically our 16 month old hates her crib and has taken over our bed. It is at the point where the crib is nothing but an oversized laundry basket. With a new baby on the way, the fact that our daughter swan dived out of the bed in the middle of the night last week (landing on a bunch of pillows, thank god) and I'm getting kicked all night by a baby on the inside and the outside, sleep training to the crib really needs to happen! I read the Easy Sleep Solution and tried it around 10 months and it just wasn't for us. My local Facebook Mom's group has praised this many times so I'm going to give it a try. It is still a "Cry-it-out" method but seems to be less scary for both parents and baby. Stay tuned for the outcome.
4. Paper Towns by John Green
This book kept popping up on my good reads suggested reading list and I enjoying his other book, The Fault in Our Stars, so I decided to give this one a go. I'm halfway through it and need to finish up so I can watch the movie on demand! John Green is an author who knows how to keep the reader intrigued and this particular story is very lively. Also, it kind of reminds me of being a high schooler again and how much you can dream up at that age!
5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Ok, I'll be honest. I started this book almost 2 years ago and still have not read it in its entirety. Not only is it very long, it is the kind of book that you really have to pay attention to. I've decided I must read it before the end of the year and I'm also going to start from the very beginning. I may end up taking a page out of my husband's book (haha pun intended) and purchase it as audio book so I have something to listen to when I'm cleaning or running errands!
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