Modern Mrs Darcy has a monthly linkup of books, but since I’ve not linked in a good 9 months… I’m going to not be too optimistic of linking up regularly and maybe instead just go for a once a season recap of bests :) I have somehow managed to read 30 books already this year! These are the ones I’ve loved the best. I’m not too stingy with those five star goodreads reviews, but they do have to earn it. And these earned every single star.
Maybe it’s an INFJ thing. Opinions?
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles – Lovely long novel that reads like Audrey Hepburn movie, plenty of the roaring 20’s vibe with a little languishing, and the gutsy female characters made me laugh out loud.
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – I read this for the Shalom Sistas Bookclub and can’t wait to listen Cara and Osheta’s discussion on this one. Such a fun book with excellent themes surrounding immigration, deportation, and love at first sight. sigh ;)
Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher – LOVED this. A beautiful novel that leaves you with the classical feeling of Jane Austen: warm smart, honest, and a plethora of women characters who do their own thing. Also a WISRN recommendation that I put on hold as soon as I listened to the episode! (This one I think!)
The Perfectly Imperfect Home by Deborah Needleman – Delightfully illustrated with art (by Virginia Johnson) portraying with real people’s lovely rooms, this book is great inspiration and practical information for those newly caught by the design bug. Such as moi. :)
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessell van der Kolk- a really amazing, practical, honest, and wise resource for anyone walking alongside someone with PTSD. heavy, but also necessary. This is one that took me 3 months to read, but I knew within the first chapter that I needed to own it.
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh – relatable, terribly truthful, HILARIOUS, and just how life feels sometimes, combination comic book/short life stories. I laughed the loudest about the Goose story, you’ll know it when you see it.
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How has your reading been so far this year? Have you read and loved, or hated, any of these? Any Myers-Briggs nerds out there?
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