Let's Talk About Books Baby!

June

IMG_2011.JPG

Books Bought

Me Before You by JoJo Mayes

Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It! by Kris Carr

Eat Drink Shine: Inspiration from Our Kitchen: Gluten-free and Paleo-friendly Recipes by the Blissful Sisters

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan

The Beauty Detox Solution: Eat Your Way to Radiant Skin, Renewed Energy and the Body You've Always Wanted by Kimberly Snyder

The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom by Melissa Hartwig

A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin (audible)

First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

Books Read

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (audible)

Skin Deep by Kenna White

The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful and Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms by Danielle LaPorte (audible)

Obviously you can see a theme with my books bought this month.  Food is on my mind... in a big way... the things we buy, the way we prep, what's in our food.  I'm getting my research on for sure.  A friend of mine told me that I need a hobby... and I'm thinking that cooking and maybe gardening (if I can find someone who will rent me out a space of their own garden) is the direction I'm heading in.  If I have to obsess about something I may as well obsess about something so important.  I'm hoping this leads to something great.  So far I can tell you that my sister and I have agreed to start The Whole 30 on Tuesday, July 5th... and since then I have consciously been avoiding buying any crap at the store (bag of Reese's pb cups, 12 pack of diet coke).... I don't want any lingering items of temptation left lying around for weak moments.

I'll keep you posted.  Literally.  Maybe I'll start doing some posts about what I'm learning and what's working and where I'm struggling.  It would be good to start implementing some writing into my routine more than these once a month book recaps.

Books read... Finally finished the 3rd in the Song of Fire and Ice series... it's fun cause I'm just now starting to get into some of the things that never made the show... hello Catelyn Stark zombie.

Next up, I read my first lesbian lit book... a co-worker lent it to me and I thought... sure, why not? I've read lesbian poetry and enjoyed it so if anything else it's nice to see what else is out there. It felt empowering to read this book and mind opening.  Gay people have to watch straight love stories unfold on tv and in movies and in stories all the time, right?  Also, it didn't feel as cliche as a typical boy-girl falling in love story... which was refreshing.

The Fire Sessions, whoa nelly... so much goodness in this delicious morsel! I know I'm going to have to revisit this audiobook... just even as background noise, it has sooooo many good messages.  Like, who are the people you idolize? What are their characteristics or attributes you love? How can you amplify that in your own person?  Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading more from Danielle LaPorte soon. 

What are you reading? What are some of your hobbies?