five favourites: recent reads

Ok, I’m a little late on five favourites this week… but, better late than never, right? One of my mid-year resolutions (which I usually make around the end of August, when summer is about to turn to fall…) was to read more books. At least one per month. It’s so important; there is something truly wonderful about reading words from a real book. I think sometimes we forget that when we have Twitter and Netflix to keep us distracted. So this week, here are five books I’ve recently read and HIGHLY recommend you do too!

  1. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    I read this while on my vacation in Portugal in September. It is beautiful. It is a must-read for every woman. Pick up a copy and keep it on hand. It’s one that you’ll want to keep on your bookshelf to have around and re-read every now and then.

  2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 

    It was the “IT” book in 2012. Which means I refused to read it for the better part of a year and then finally gave in and bought it in the Manchester airport last month. By the time my flight landed, I was nearly finished it. Beware, when you pick this thriller up, you’ll be hard pressed to put it down.

  3. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

    Ok, so I’m really behind on picking this up, it came out in 2006. I just finished it, and it is a great read. I won’t say anymore, because I’m sure most have already read this. If not, get to it.

  4. Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

    I’ve read this twice in the last year. It’s wonderful. It is so uplifting and at the same time no-bullshit. Brené Brown writes the same way she speaks, with humour, honesty and vulnerability. If you haven’t seen her TED Talk, watch it here. And then buy the book.

  5. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

    Another airport purchase. Confession: I haven’t read this yet. But a lot of people I know have, and I have read a lot of good things about it. It’s next on my list and already waiting on my bedside table.

what are some of your must read books?
share them with me in the comments below!

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