Me with bestselling author/speaker Mel Robbins. We both have the same speaking agent! Learn how to book me for an event here.
I realize that we are a week and a half into May, but still wanted to share my April reads with you versus saving them for a bigger post at the beginning of June. Last month was a great reading month and I finished five books. It was a busy month for me, so reading five books is a reminder that anyone can find time to read, even if they are busy. For more on finding time to read, check out this post.
The 5 Second Rule was the most downloaded audiobook of 2017, so I had to see what the hype was all about. And now, I get it. Mel's practical perspective, easy to apply tips and storytelling will totally transform your life. I had the opportunity to meet her in April (she and I have the same speaking agent) and it was a delight. What an awesome woman. A must-listen! 4.5 starsMore info →
Breaking Bad is one of my top 10 shows of all time, so when I heard that Bryan Cranston had a memoir AND that it was a great listen I was all in. I enjoyed his narration of his life story tremendously. I didn't know anything about him and found is family life and hard work ethic to be inspiring. I have had several other friends listen to the book too and all have loved it as much as I did. 5 stars.More info →
This is by far the best memoir I have ever read. Absolutely astounding. If you read one memoir this year, Tara Westover's Educated should be it. The book takes place from the 80s to present day and is about a extremely fundamentalist Morman family that does not believe in education and modern medicine. As Tara gets older, she decides she wants to pursue going to college and becoming educated. When she first gets to college, she literally doesn't know what the Holocaust is. Her story is so unbelievable. She goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge. Read this book. Immediately. 5 starsMore info →
In my online book club, I asked for quick, unputdownable reads, and The Broken Girls was suggested. It was a recent Book of the Month pick, so since I had it on my shelf, I decided to dive in. It absolutely fit the bill. One part murder mystery, one part historical fiction, a great twist at the end. I loved it. A perfect weekend or summer read.More info →
This book is spectacular. I cannot stop telling people to read it. Set in the great wilderness of Alaska in seventies, readers will be captivated by the story of survival - both at home, living with an abusive husband/father and in the Alaskan wilderness. I learned a lot about Alaskan living and was so drawn to the characters. 5 starsMore info →
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