My Week in Books (7/30/19)

(#partner #freebooks: All books noted by asterisks (***) indicate I received the book for free from the publisher, the author, or another promotional company to review. All opinions are my own.)
(Full Disclosure: If you decide to purchase a book through the Amazon link, I will receive a small compensation from that purchase. Thank you!)

My kids start school in two weeks, and I’m just wondering where the heck the last three months went?! It’s an especially bittersweet year as this is my oldest’s last year before high school and my youngest’s first year of middle school. I can hardly believe my kids are growing up. In my mind they should still be 5- and 7-years-old. 😔

Anyway, on to books! What have you been reading (and loving) this week?

Last Week’s Reads:

Screen Shot 2019-07-30 at 11.22.06 AMMaybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by: Lori Gottlieb (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) – Pub Date: April 2, 2019

This book is PURE GOLD! I am loving every page of it and feel like I’m getting some free counseling. My book is underlined to the max and I will be referring to some of these quotes over and over again. Just trust me and read this one!

*** Wild Words: Rituals, Routines, and Rhythms for Braving the Writer’s Path by: Nicole Gulotta (Roost Books) – On Shelves: October 15, 2019

This book spoke to my heart. Divided into sections, or “seasons” as Gulotta refers to them – The Season of Beginnings, The Season of Self-Doubt, The Season of Finishing – are the exact emotions I have had surrounding my writing dreams. While I have a long ways to go to have anything worthy of calling a “book” (and hey, just being honest here, but it will probably never be a “book”), Gulotta’s book was just the inspiration I need to, at the very least, continue journaling and getting some of my thoughts and ideas down on paper. This is a wonderful companion for any writer. It’s slow and gentle and meditative – exactly what a writer needs to hear. This one releases in October, so mark your calendars!

🎧 *** Daisy Jones and The Six by: Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine) – Pub Date: March 5, 2019

Listening to the audiobook is equally as good as reading the print copy! Click here to read my full review from earlier this year!

Currently Reading:

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Strangers and Cousins by: Leah Hager Cohen (Riverhead) – Pub Date: May 14, 2019

Hoping to make a final decision on this one by tomorrow. It’s not a favorite so far so there’s a good chance it’ll end up in the DNF pile. But here’s crossing my fingers it doesn’t!

DNF (aka: Not For Me):

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Bunny by: Mona Awad (Viking) – Pub Date: June 11, 2019

DNF @ 42%. I would have DNFd sooner but all the reviews kept me going. I finally realized that it’s just too bizarre and disconnected for me to care.

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