There is officially a monster book pile next to my bed. Seriously, it keeps growing. I think I have an addiction but I don’t really think it’s one we will acknowledge because I definitely DON’T want help. Give me a book, a few hours tucked in a comfy chair and I’m one happy Savvy. Nevertheless, we need to talk about this stack. Also, the books that are hiding on my kindle. I’ve got so many picks to read/finishing reading on my spring book list. If you’re on the hunt for your next read, there’s definitely one on this list that will hit the mark!
I’ve been taking my sweet sweet time with this book. To be honest, it took me a minute to really get into it. But now it almost feels like I’m savoring the story. On the nights when I do feel like reading before bed, I’ve been enjoying hearing all the moments that led up to Barack running and what it was like for Michelle to navigate motherhood, miscarriages and a thriving career. It’s not often that we REALLY get a peek behind the curtain of the struggles we as women face. So often, we hold it together, hold everyone together and suffer in silence. Becoming is a graceful reminder of the beauty in sharing your story and how it can help heal others.
This book has been floating around my bookshelves for a while. In my mind, it’s like the self help book of all self help books. To be honest, I don’t really know how I feel about it. If you feel like you’re in a space right now where you need that reminder to set a boundary, it’s great. Mark has woven together some powerful stories. But if you’re still navigating the space of not feeling like you’re enough, then maybe give this one a pass for now.
I know everyone and their sister LOVES Elizabeth Gilbert. I just have quite found my sweet spot with this one. It’s a fiction novel based in NYC and what I’ve taken in so far is good. But I definitely feel like you really need a chance to get lost in 1940s tale with Vivian and her friends. Hopefully once I have a chunk of time, I can really dive into this one. But for now, it’s sitting in my spring book stack waiting for its turn to wow me.
On a completely different note, THIS BOOK IS GOLD. Like I want everyone to read it asap. Once I joined the freelance bubble, I really decided to get more mindful about finances. I knew that I would be responsible for creating a retirement set up I was happy with and I needed to get learning. There’s so much about investing, making sure your retirement is actually in a GOOD place and just general finance in this book. Please read it. Or at least get the audiobook. Everyone needs this one. (PS. If you still haven’t signed up for Audible yet, you can get your first two books free.)
I recently pulled this off the TBR shelf in my office to add to the spring book pile. But there’s going to be a bit of a pause because I need to re-read the first one again. If you’re a sci-fi/adult fantasy reader, this will probably be up your street. There’s magic, fae (aka fairies), love stories, mystical lands and of course, a good bit of suspense involved. The perfect spring book for a rainy afternoon or when you just need to get lost for a few hours.
I honestly don’t know why I haven’t talked about my love for Tijan. But I’ve read ALMOST all of her books. I often end up re-reading them throughout the year. I’d put them in the young adult novel section with a bit of steam. If you don’t like profanity or sex scenes in your novels, skip her stuff. Tijan doesn’t hide from the emotional trauma in relationships (although a bit on the crazy side). And she definitely doesn’t shy away from sexual chemistry. Enemies is a love/hate relationship novel with quite a bit of tragedy, back & forth and a happy ending. Think Pride & Prejudice meets Fifty Shades.
I mentioned this one in a recent episode of The What Savvy Said Podcast. If you liked the Twilight or Vampire Academy series, you’ll like this. It’s based on a girl who has the power to heal creatures or at least that’s the only power she thinks she has. After being cornered and attacked by a vampire, Sara’s takes a turn she never expected. Finding out her best friends are werewolves, discovering a whole new family she never knew while also learning there’s more to her gift than she even realized, Relentless hooks you. I devoured the series in a weekend. Don’t start this spring book unless you’ve got a few hours to spare. It will suck you in.
Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
This is currently on my hold list with the library and I can’t wait to dive in. You know I love a bit of mental health and knowing what’s going on behind the scenes. So the curious part of me NEEDS to know what it looks like to be behind the scenes in a therapists office. Let’s be real. We all probably need to talk to someone. But for now, I’ll settle for a glass of wine and this book on a Friday night.
I keep seeing this spring book popping up on my feed and I’m intrigued. I ALWAYS get suckered into a good celeb bio. They are people just like us. But people who’ve lived a different life. There’s always so much that goes on behind the scenes. Remember her married tv show with Nick? Chicken of the sea? The daisy duke shorts? I can’t wait to see what all she’s packed into this book. Curious, thy name is Savvy.
What about you? What’s on your spring book list? Anything else fun that I need to add to mine? Until next time. Xoxo, Savvy
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