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What I Read in July

I started off the year with a decent amount of reading. I was about 8 books into my goal of 24 by the end of April but then I completely lost my momentum in May and June. Both of those months were super busy, especially with traveling to Europe in June. I know a lot of people fit in a decent amount of reading during vacation but I'm quite the opposite. Whenever I'm on a plane I am completely out. Something about flying puts me straight to sleep and then once we got to France, it was go go go. But now I'm back at it! Last month I read Then She Was Gone and Better Than Before - both of which I would highly recomend. 

I've never really considered thrillers or mysteries as my genre but I was hooked on this one! Once I got to the second half of Then She Was Gone I had trouble putting it down. It escalates pretty quickly at the half way point and it keeps you wanting to know what was going to happen next. The story is based around a woman's whose golden child disappears one day. For a moment she thinks she can put what happened to her to rest, but then she realizes that there's much more to the story. Whether or not you usually like murder mystery books I definitely recomend this one!

You guys know I'm a sucker for a good self help book and Better Than Before is no exception. Many of you may know Gretchen Rubin as the author of The Happiness Project, another one of my favorites. Better Than Before focuses on how our habits define us and how they affect our productivity. She talks about how we can master our habits to help us out in our everyday lives and I found it incredibly helpful to get that view of self awareness I was able to get out of this book. 

This month I've already ready David Sedaris's new book, Calypso, which made me laugh until I cried and now I'm currently reading The Line that Held Us by David Joy, which I'm having a hard time getting into but we'll see if it gets better. What are you currently reading?


  1. I find it hard to read as well when I'm traveling. Have a great week.

  2. Ooh what a wonderful post! I will have to keep my eyes peeled for that Gretchen Rubin book, because I really enjoyed The Happiness Project!


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