2017 New Year Resolution – Last Six Months Book Recap
We are officially half way through the new year and I seriously cannot believe it! I feel like I say this every day (probably because I do) but, life is going by so fast!
With that being said, I decided to write a post on the books I have read so far for my 2017 New Year Resolution!
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If you’re new around here or haven’t been keeping up (don’t worry – I’m not mad at you), you can check out what my 2017 new resolution is here!
Scroll down to see what books I have read so far this year!
January – The Meaning of Marriage
I finished this book in about two weeks. It is a super easy and relatable read. I didn’t do much research on marriage before my husband and I got married so I wanted to take the time to do so! I was so caught up on the wedding day I didn’t do any planning and/or preparing for the rest of our lives! This is great book that I highly recommend to engaged couples or newlyweds!
As the title states, this book is about God, love, marriage, sex and the story of male and female. I recommend this book to any newly engaged couples. This book starts out really well. It’s an easy, relatable book which I liked. It started off a little slow, then it picked up and towards the end I was kind of ready for it be over. But in the middle when it picked up I did enjoy that part.
I also recommend these two marriage books above to single people or couples who are not yet engaged. If you’re single, these books will help you find what you’re looking for in a partner. And if you’re in a relationship, these books may help you see clearer if your current partner is someone you could spend the rest of your life with.
March – The Shack
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The Shack is about a father, Mack, who loses his young daughter while on a camping trip with his children. For years he and his family naturally struggle with coping. Mack has difficulty understanding how God could let something so horrible happen. Years later Mack receives a note in the mail telling him to return to the place where he lost his daughter with the note signed from God. Not knowing if this is a sick joke from his daughters kidnapper or truly from God, Mack returns to the scene one weekend. What happens that weekend changes Mack’s complete outlook on life.
I don’t want to spoil the rest of the book but pretty much this book is the answer to the question of, “Where is God when terrible things happen in the world?”
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It’s basically this giant study on the spending habits, demographics and interviews with hundreds of millionaires in America! This book has really motivated me to change some of my spending habits and values of what’s important vs. what’s not.
If you are looking to get control of your finances and looking to be financially independent, I highly recommend this book!
May – The Girl On The Train
Okay, the first thing I have to say about this is how TERRIBLE the movie portrayed this book. It was seriously one of the worst movies I have ever seen. My poor husband was completely lost like the entire time during it because it was just confusing how they filmed the movie.
If I hadn’t of read the book we both would have been screwed, we kept pausing the movie so I could explain to him what was going on. End rant.
So about this book . . . The Girl On The Train is a short suspense book in my opinion. It starts off a little slow but then it gets pretty interesting.
It’s about this woman who rides the train to and from “work” everyday, and during her commute, she see’s this same couple and her old house while waiting at one of the train stops. One day, she see’s something that could help in a murder investigation but no one believes her because she is a drunk.
It’s pretty good, I would recommend it.
June – Talking As Fast As I Can
If you’re into Gilmore Girls then you have to read this book! But only after you have completed a marathon of the series otherwise there will be some spoilers . . . I learned that the hard way 😛 oops.
This is pretty much just an Autobiography of Lauren Graham, who is Lorelei Gilmore from Gilmore Girls. Lauren talks about her life growing up, how she got the part as Lorelei for Gilmore Girls, behind the scenes of Gilmore Girls and where she is now in life.
And that is where I am at so far with my 2017 New Year Resolution! If you have any book recommendations, drop them down below in the comments section! I am taking any and all book recommendations!