6.25.2019

Books I've Read So Far ♥ 2019 Bookshelf

I enjoy reading but it's not the first thing that comes to mind when I want to unwind I have other hobbies that I prefer to do with some extra time. That is why this year I made it a personal goal of mine to read one book a month. Since beginning this challenge I'm happy to report that it's only been six months and I've managed to read 8 books, and counting! I haven't read this much since I was in high school!

Down below I listed all the books I've read so far along with a brief review. I didn't want to make this post too long so I encourage you to go and read the book blurb if you're interested in a certain book. To stay updated on the books I read this year go and follow me on Goodreads.

Shiny Happy Person: Finding the Sun Between Clouds of Depression - Terri Cox
In the begging Terri shares her story about how her anxiety and depression developed and affected her adult life. In the end, she shares some advice for those suffering. Though, I relate to Terry I wish she would've shared some tips and advice on dealing with anxiety and depression.

Reasons To Stay Alive - Matt Haig
A book I would recommend for dealing with anxiety and depression is Reasons To Stay Alive. Matt tells his journey of dealing with depression and how he overcame it. If you deal with any mental health issue I would recommend this book. There is also lots of encouragement to keep on going. It was a comfort to read especially on days when I didn't want to be here.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond fear - Elizabeth Gilbert
As a creative, Big Magic was a very insightful read on the creative process. It was so fascinating to read about certain methods that happen when you're trying to create new projects such as burn out and stolen ideas. It makes you feel thankful to even be a creative person. This book inspired me so much I even made a blog post on some of my favorite lines I read from here.

Convenience Store Women - Sayaka Murata
What first caught my attention was the extremely cute cover art but after reading the description I was instantly drawn. While I didn't completely like the main character I could relate to her, at times. It was a quick read but the ending was unsatisfying.

#Girlboss - Sophia Amoruso
From the lady who built the online shopping site, Nasty Gal. Sophia explains her rags to riches story along with sharing advice to aspiring entrepreneurs. This was both entertaining and inspiring to read.

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It - Kamal Ravikant
Another favorite that I recommend reading is this one! It's a quick read (you can literally read it in like an hour!) but the information I learned from this book is so helpful especially if you struggle with depression.  It's simple but empowering. I still practice things I've read this book to this day!

Gone Girl - Gillan Flynn
Thrillers are one of my favorite genres. I enjoy being on the edge of my seat and trying to figure out the story before the end. Gone Girl, is exactly that! I was drawn in from the beginning to the end! I can't wait to watch the film and see the story come to life.

The Loneliest Girl In The Universe - Lauren James
Another gripping read was The Loneliest Girl In The Universe. It's a sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl stuck in space awaiting her arrival on a new planet. It was really cute and I enjoyed reading the email exchanges. It was so fascinating hearing about the lifestyle of a someone stuck in space (even if it was fiction. lol). There were some unexpected moments at the ending that made me wish the book was longer.

What's your favorite book you've read this year so far?

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  1. You've read some great books this year! I've been dying to read Big Magic after I loved Eat, Pray, Love so much. I also LOVED Gone Girl. It was one of the first thrillers I ever read, and I was hooked the whole time 🙌

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    1. I think you would really enjoy big Magic. I never read Eat, Pray, Love but I'm tempted to read it now. ♥

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