Get Your Book On Vol.1

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As part of my recent focus on self-care, I have been burning up the 'ol library card. Last year I read close to nada books, and getting back into reading has been Ah-mazing. It's crazy how relaxing it can be and how much I enjoy it. As a kid, I read a ridiculous amount, I always had a book on the go and I would read ANYTHING. As I got older, I became much more particular about what I was reading, but once I had chosen something, I would stick with it until the bitter matter how bad I thought it was. 

*Note: I can vividly remember getting super riled up about how bad a particular book was, and Ryan suggesting I just not finish it, and me being all "Waaaainn! If only that was an option"!

Now, the time I have to read is very precious and I'm not wasting it on any sub-par material #sorrynotsorry

I'm not really into book reviews...I guess I like to be surprised? I dunno. (I rarely even read book jackets...weird, right?)Lately I've been pinning reading lists (check out my pin board here)and then picking a few titles to place on hold at the Library, and for the most part, they’ve been good picks. 

With that in mind I thought I would share with you guys what I've been reading lately. Maybe with a few comments, but not really reviews...Anyhoot, here we go.


FiveJonesRoad read recommendations. Get your book on vol 1

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All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doer
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green 
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
The Bell Jar  by Sylvia Plath
The Marriage Pact: A Novel by Michelle Richmond
This one is a bit of a far fetch, but I really liked the writing style so I stuck with it. Also, hilariously, Ryan and I felt like there was some good marriage advice in here, lol. If you've read it don't judge us ;)


10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story by Dan Harris
After reading this I had a panic attack while running a staff meeting, and then said "Oh my God, just like Dan Harris". No one knew what I was talking about but I think I'ma start meditating. 

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey

I'm sure you will be hearing more about this one as Ryan and I have drank the Dave Ramsey Kool-Aid and are going full on gazelle. 


No disrespect to these two books, but I just couldn't get into them. #keepingitreal

What have you been reading lately? Any suggestions?