I love posts about what people read. I get so many great book ideas from these posts, and I hope you do too. I will start off with Verity by Colleen Hoover. This book…..buy it now and read it. Trust me. It’s R rated, which isn’t usually my favorite, but oh my goodness this book is so amazing that I stayed up so late reading it and now I want to read it again. The Amazon description says “Whose truth is a lie?” and that’s the best way to describe this book. I read the whole book thinking I knew exactly what was going on, and then at the very end it totally flipped my thinking. I have never googled or gone onto a chat room for a book, but for this book I ended up googling the ending to see what other people thought. This is one of those books that will stick in your head forever. A must read! 5/5 stars.
Living the Simply Luxurious Life by Shannon Ables. 3/5 stars for me on this one. I like her blog, but I do sometimes feel like it’s too curated and “perfect”. This book is no different. There are some good suggestions, like her recommendation to take 6 things that you want to accomplish tomorrow. Write them down in order of priority. Then start at the top of the list. Check them off. What you don’t complete becomes tomorrow’s list. I love that she makes a point to say that luxury is only luxury if it doesn’t cause stress – which I 100% agree with. But I found myself skipping over some parts that felt repetitive.
Point of View by Elisabeth Hasselbeck 4/5 stars. I know this one may be controversial for some people, but I like Elisabeth and have always respected that she’s stayed true to her beliefs despite the pressures of others around her, and she’s handled it with grace. While I don’t personally agree with all of her beliefs, I do like that she stayed true to her faith even when it was challenged. I enjoyed the inside look into her experience on Survivor, as well as her work on the View. I found this book well written and relatable.
Total Recall by Pippa Mattinson 4/5 stars
I was going to give this book 3 stars, but then realized that the book was just fine, it’s my dog training that stinks! LOL. In all fairness, our puppy recently had surgery for elbow dysplasia and he’s only 11 months old, so his training took a break. The book is well written and she has some great suggestions, like using a whistle instead of the word “come”. This book is probably one of those great examples of the book being spot-on accurate, but us implementing it incorrectly…because the book’s title is called Total Recall and most days I feel like our dog has zero recall 😉 But that being said, I do think the techniques in this book do work and will work, but dog training isn’t really about training the dog is it? It’s about training the human. Writing this out reminds me to refresh this one on my Kindle for another read this month and a second try with his training.
That’s all for June! If you have any good book recommendations, please leave them in the comments!