what i’m reading


I’m trying something a little different here today. I’ve been making it a point to read for at least 20 minutes each day whether it’s in the morning with a cup of coffee or before I go to bed, so I thought I’d share some of the books that I’ve enjoyed the last couple months!


Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
I definitely did not think this was going to be my kind of book but as soon as I heard it was going to be a TV show with such a killer cast (pun intended), I wanted to read it! It’s such a quick read and it’s really, really good. The show (on HBO) is almost identical so make sure you finish the book before you start the show. Both the book and the show are getting a lot of hype and I can now see why!

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
Psychological thrillers are my all time favorite (give me all the murder, mystery, missing persons, kidnapping, etc.). This one is pretty unsettling and definitely twisted but it’s fast-paced and I couldn’t wait to get to the end of it.

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
A good friend sent me this gem of a book and I feel like I read it at the perfect time in my life. It’s not your typical self-help, motivational book. It’s reads like talking to a friend – real and funny and truly inspiring. I actually loved pouring myself a glass of vino and reading a couple chapters. This book is literally life changing and I’m planning to read it at least 4 times.


The Widower’s Wife by Cate Holahan
I thought this book was a bit predictable but for some reason I still couldn’t put it down. There are a couple plot twists that kept me interested and engaged. Definitely worth a read!

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
I have heard mixed reviews about this book but I really loved it. It’s about a girl who is basically “allergic to the world” and unable to leave her home. Parts are a little cheesy because it’s a teen novel but it’s a relatively easy and quick read. It’s also a soon-to-be movie (coming out in May!) and when that happens, I like to read the book before seeing the movie.


Bringing up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
Normally, I avoid parenting books like the plague. In fact, during my pregnancy, I made it a point to Google as little as possible. But I heard great things about this one so I thought I’d give it a try. I am only about half way through but so far, I love it and I’ve gotten a lot of real, down to earth advice that I can definitely see myself applying to our daily life! If you’re currently pregnant with your 1st child, I suggest reading it after the baby comes (would be a perfect one to read while the babe is nursing or drinking a bottle!). I don’t think I would have gotten as much out of it if I would have read it before Greylen arrived!


I also tried a couple books that I didn’t love: The Dinner by Herman Koch, All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda and The Cutting Season by Attica Locke. They all got good reviews but I just couldn’t get into them!

I’m starting to use GoodReads again to keep track of books I’ve read and books I want to read so give me a follow there if you’re interested and please share if you have any that I need to add to my queue – especially psychological thrillers!