I have been making a conscious effort to read more books vs. scrolling through my phone aimlessly on social media. I have been carrying either my Kindle or book with me everywhere I go in hopes to read a few pages here or there when I have some downtime. I really loving immersing myself into a good read and can’t wait to share them with you each month! Now truth be told, I am known to take my time when it comes to reading a good book. My plan is to share with you as many books as I can devour each month and these four books below are each worth the read. Here’s what I got into this September…
The Nightingale//I absolutely loved this book. Admittedly, it took me awhile to get into it, but once I did I couldn’t put it down. This book was a profound and moving story of sisters during WWII, one where I found myself crying in public (on the train!) more than once. This is a must-read for the year.
The Nest//The Nest was a quick and easy read, which was a nice break after how heavy The Nightingale was. This book paints the picture of true family dysfunction and I enjoyed reading along as their lives unraveled and intertwined.
The Light We Lost//I was so in love with this book at the beginning and then slowly shifted my stance. This book was real page turner. The format and writing flows easily and I was engrossed in this woman’s love story as she is torn between her past and present loves. The ending left me wanting more with a lot of unanswered questions…not necessarily in a good way.
Lilac Girls//Lilac Girls reminded me a lot of The Nightingale, as both reflected on the lives of women during WWII. This was a thick book and a lot to digest at once, but I am so glad I read this harrowing, eye-opening story of triumph and overcoming such adversity.
One quick thing to note – I recently got a library card! Now, I can’t even tell you the last time that I stepped foot into a public library, with the exception of college. I can now rent (borrow?) ebooks from their website and read on the Good Reads app or link to my Kindle, for free! If you haven’t checked out your local library’s website, I highly advise that you do!
What’s on your reading list this month? I’d love to hear what you’ve been reading or what you recommend in the comments below!
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