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Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday Favorites-- Books I'm Reading-- June Edition

Good morning friends and Happy Friday!! We have big plans this weekend to begin with potty training... wish us luck! We also are going to be doing as much nursery prep as possible. Hopefully we can get a lot of it done! 

We will also be celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary- woohoo! I can't believe we have been married for 6 years already, I know it is a cliche but it honestly has flown by. Life is pretty great when spent with your best friend, huh?
In the meantime, today I am finally getting around to sharing the books I read last month. I read 3 really great books and am excited to share them with you!
The Tattooist of Auschwitz-- Ladies, this book was one of the most moving books I have read in a long time. It was such an incredible story that I often kept thinking "this has to be fiction, there is no way these people actually survived" but it was TRUE. The author, Heather Morris, interviewed the two main characters for years before writing this book and you can tell the amount of thought and dedication that went into telling their story. It was beautiful to see how the characters' love for each other is what helped them to survive. I cannot recommend this book enough! I give it an A+.

The Summer Wives-- Beatriz Williams does it again! She is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. If you love a novel that takes place in a different time, has romance and a little mystery to it, this book it right up your alley. It's almost like the literary version of a soap opera.. but in a good way! I think Beatriz Williams does such a good job of developing her characters and making them relatable, no matter how different from them you might be. You can always understand each character and why they are the way they are/why they act the way they act. I give it an A.

At Home With Madame Chic-- I initially read this book years ago but stumbled across Jennifer Scott on Instagram this month and thought "I want to read that again!". This is a cute little book about an American girl who studied abroad in Paris for a semester and the tips she learned about how to keep a "chic" home from her host family. It doesn't hurt that her host family was aristocratic and lived in a very swanky apartment in an equally swanky district in Paris. I like her tips on how to find the "chic" moments in our lives here in America. We may not have a view of the Eiffel Tower out our windows, but we can easily do some things around the house to make it feel a little more elegant and romantic without it even costing a cent. I don't take every single one of her tips quite so seriously, I think I'm a little more laid back than the author, but it is still a nice and easy read about how to make life at home feel more special. I give it an A. 

Have any of you read these books? I'd love to know your thoughts! Or any other books you'd recommend! Have a great weekend!

Linking up today with Erika for Friday Favorites.

10 comments :

  1. You were a beautiful bride- Happy Anniversary! Thank you for the book suggestions too- have a great weekend!

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  2. I love the Madame Chic books and enjoy following her on You Tube. Have a wonderful weekend! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

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    1. I recently started following her on YouTube too! I loved her kitchen renovation

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  3. I think that so often when I'm reading books like the Lilac Girls or about the concentration camps.. how did they survive? I mean I know so many didn't but those that did; it's a real testament to the human nature and will to survive. Adding that book to my list!

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    1. Same! Lilac Girls was another incredible story and I was amazed that they managed to survive.

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  4. I am intrigued by the "At Home With Madame Chic" selection. I enjoy reading memoirs and autobiographies, in particular. Enjoy your weekend, Anne

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    1. You should give it a try! I love a good memoir too 😀

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  5. I was skeptical of The Tattooist of Auschwitz at first because I'm not really into historical fiction, but quickly added it when I found out it was based on a true story. Glad to see another positive review of it! I hadn't heard of the Madame Chic one but I'm always looking for ways to spruce up my home on a budget, so I'll be sure to check that out too. Thanks for sharing, and happy anniversary!

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