Friday, December 6, 2019

November Books

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It's book review day! Last month I read some REALLY great books and I am so excited to share them with you today. My plan was to read 4 books, but some of them were such quick and easy reads that I was able to fly through them in 2-3 days. I ended up reading a total of 5, and I would recommend them ALL! 
Let's get started...
Educated-- I realize I am probably the last person to have read this book since it was such a big seller and for so long, but I am SO glad I finally got around to reading it. This book was one of the most incredible and moving stories I have ever read. I truly could not believe the amount of adversity the author went through and yet was able not only to escape her situation, but went on to thrive and eventually earn her PhD. If you haven't read this book yet, PLEASE add it to your list. You will not regret it, I promise. This book is hands down an A+.
Merry and Bright-- After reading Educated I needed something light and fluffy. Educated was incredible, but very dark at times and I needed a feel-good book. I had seen on several of the blogs I read that the author Debbie Macomber has several sweet, cheesy Christmas books and I started with Merry and Bright. It was cute! It was VERY predictable, and a little unrealistic but it was EXACTLY what I needed after a darker book. As far as a letter grade, I'd probably give it a B due to the storyline being only so-so. But if you need a cute, light, feel-good book this month, it's perfect.
Alaskan Holiday-- So then, after reading Merry and Bright and telling my mom how predictable it was, she suggested I read Alaskan Holiday. While this one was still predictable in the sense that you know the two main characters end up together in the end, you don't quite know HOW it's going to work out between them. This plot was much more unique than Merry and Bright and I liked this one a lot more. I give it an A.
Call Me Mrs. Miracle-- So since I was on a Debbie Macomber kick, I decided to go for one more and picked up Call Me Mrs. Miracle. This one was my favorite by far! It was even made into a Hallmark movie and I am looking forward to watching it. If I could only recommend one of the 3 Debbie Macomber books to you, this is the one I would pick. Super cute, best plot of the 3, and a quick read. You'll put it down and have a smile on your face, guaranteed. A+ for this book!
Our Best Life Together-- My final book for the month was actually a daily devotional I have been reading for almost the whole year. This book is a Christian and Bible based book about how to strengthen your marriage and, you guessed it, live your best life together. I have read other Joel Osteen books and love the positive feel they have. I wish I could harness some of his positivity and use it when I need it! I read this book on my Kindle and highlighted countless passages. This book was a very good reminder that you can't make someone else change, but you can often inspire change by making a positive adjustment in yourself first. 

Have any of you read these books? I'd love to know your thoughts!

1 comment :

  1. Oh yes I have been recommending Educated to everyone! I love holiday books by Debbie MacComber; Nancy Thayer has some good ones set on the island of Nantucket too.