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Books Read in 2019
(Listened to through the Hoopla app) I always have trouble explaining to people how we budget –no more. Now I can just point them to You Need A Budget. Our budget rules are almost identical to the ones found in this book –and they really do work.
(Read through Kindle unlimited) So good! By the end of the couple’s journey through the National Parks, I felt like I too had been there traveling along with them.
(Purchased for at a greatly reduced price using these tips) This book is meant to be a devotional but I read it like a chapter book and enjoyed every chapter.
(Read through Amazon Prime Reading) Although I found this book to be inspiring I also felt like it rambled on here and there. It did come together at the end and I am glad I held on — but it is a choppy read.
(Read through Kindle Unlimited) A very short yet packed ebook about how to get started with investing, and why you should begin now.
(Read through Kindle Unlimited) I am not a full-time work outside the home mom nor am I a mom of little ones but I loved Jessica’s first book so much I just had to read her second –and even though I am not her target audience I still enjoyed the message of this book and gained a few reminders of how important self-care is.
(Read through Kindle Unlimited) Being a Fixer Upper Fan when I saw that Kindle Unlimited was offering Chip’s book I had to read it. I enjoyed it so much that I stayed up late to finish it one night. Great book full of words of wisdom for entrepreneurs and it fills you in on their life story more than their HGTV show ever did.
(Read through Kindle Unlimited) I had high hopes for Think Small For Big Results, but they fell flat. To me, it seemed like an endless ramble of what worked and didn’t work for the author but the information wasn’t presented in a way that was helpful for readers.
(Read through Kindle Unlimited) I have been a reader of Anne’s blog off and on for years so I was excited to see that two of her books were offered in Kindle Unlimited during a free trial I signed up for. I found myself giggling, and saying me too often as I read I’d Rather Be Reading it is a book all bookworms can relate to.
(Read through Kindle Unlimited) This is the second of the two books of Anne’s that I read in a row and although it is good I did not enjoy it as much as the first. I think it is because I am not a big personality typing fan. I still gained a few nuggets of wisdom though on why I am the way I am. If you love the whole personality typing thing you will LOVE this book.
(Listened to through the Hoopla app) This was a recording full of stuff I needed to hear at the exact moment I needed to hear them. Awesome listen. Although I don’t see eye to eye with Brene Brown in everything, she sure does know here stuff when it comes to facing hard emotions.
(Paperback copy received through points earned using My Reader Rewards Club) This book was good, but not great. To me, great fiction is the type of book you just cannot put down until the last sentence is read. This book, I could put down. In fact, I put it down for weeks at a time. It was engaging enough that I did want to finish it, but definitely not captivating.
(Listened to through the Hoopla App) If you have problems admitting when you have screwed up to your kids, you need to listen to this. If you try to put up an “everything is 100% okay always” front and you have children watching you — you need to listen to this. If it bugs you that your child has a unique personality and therefore doesn’t seem to fit in —listen to this.
(Listened to through the Hoopla App) Yes, this is the 4th Brene Brown audio recording I have listened to this year. I had a week alone in my home and I went on a Brene Brown binge as I decluttered and cleaned several rooms. I gain so much from every Brene Brown recording I listen to and The Power Of Vulnerability was no exception. I have a lot of work to do. Good news is I have always been more of a self-guilter than a self-shamer, but that doesn’t mean I am at a healthy level of vulnerability yet –I am working on it though.
(Read through Kindle Unlimited) Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom recommended this book, and since I have liked several business titles she has recommended to read I decided to give it a try. I enjoyed Manage Your Day-to-Day so much that I put two more titles by 99U in my Kindle Unlimited to read list.
(Read through Kindle Unlimited) As some of you might know I am currently suffering from perimenopausal anxiety disorder. This basically means I often suffer from mild to severe panic attacks on key hormonal fluctuation days. I do take medicine to reduce flare-ups, and it has helped reduce the number of days I feel anxiety, but it hasn’t taken away the feelings of panic entirely on those peak hormonal shift days.
I am trying to learn how to better handle these attacks and reading Be Calm has given me several strategies to try and I have seen some good results with them. However, this book was full of so much good information that I really need to read it again to fully take it in. There were some parts of the book that didn’t seem to apply to my anxiety problem, I think it is because it was written for those whose anxiety does not steam from hormonal shifts in the body. I am thinking of seeking out and reading a book or two that specifically deals with hormonal anxiety syndromes.
(Read through Kindle Unlimited) I loved Dear Bob & Sue: Season One so much that I had to read season two. This book wasn’t quite as good as the first but still well worth reading. As a mom, who will soon become an empty nester reading the adventures of a couple who are brings me much assurance that life won’t be dull without my kids around — adventure still awaits my husband and me.
(Read through Kindle Unlimited) This book was written by the same authors as Dear Bob & Sue and although good I didn’t enjoy the style of the book as much as I enjoyed how their other two books were written.
(yard sale find) I fell in love with the Baxter series shortly after my mom passed away. I needed a fiction series with characters so well written that I could get lost in their world since mine felt a bit overwhelming. Karen Kingsbury provided that with the Baxters. Love Story is a stand-alone story about the Baxter’s but I think you will get more out of it if you read the entire Baxter series first (here is the first part of the series). This story does not disappoint, it was so good I stayed up way too late reading it and had a book hangover the next morning.
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