Happy Thursday friends! I am SO ready for some time to relax this weekend, but overjoyed because Myles and I are going to see Billy Joel tomorrow night! One of my favorite things about weekend downtime though is time to sit back and read a good book. I used to love reading before I had to do it for hours for my classes, so now that I have some time before law school starts, I'm soaking up every good book I can! Here are 4 that I'm currently reading and highly recommend, plus one of my favorite books ever. If you're looking to catch the reading bug or just need new material, this one's for you!
If you're a fan of twisty-turny (?) suspense, definitely pick this one up. It's about a couple whose baby goes missing and the whole thing is just full of surprises. No one is who they say they are and everybody is keeping secrets.
If you like politics, DC, young love, or rom-coms, I'd highly recommend this one! It's about a newlywed couple who moves to DC for the husband's job and falls into a very mixed, kinda cutthroat social scene. The book references Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns, as the husband works for him, and it was really interesting to hear about politics and DC during that time. There were some parts that made me laugh out loud, but then some parts that were really real about what it's like to be away from home and in a relationship.
I'm currently reading this one and there's something about the way the author writes that makes it so captivating and relaxing. You know those books where you just feel like you're in that world because the writing is so good? That's how this one is. It takes place outside of Seattle, Washington on a tiny island. The main character is a marine biologist who has an accident and forgets four years of her life. Her husband is very kind with helping her heal and get her memory back, but the more she finds out the more unsettled she is. I'm about halfway through and I would really recommend it!
Y'all, I loved Emily Ley and her Simplified Planners long before this book, but I love her and her story so much more now. I find myself highlighting so much and having so many light bulb moments, and I can see myself re-reading this as I go through the different stages in my life. If you need more peace, hopefulness, inspiration, and faith in your life (who doesn't?), then go pick up a copy!
This is one of the best books I've ever read, and I think it's such an important one at times like this. It follows Amir, a young boy from Afghanistan, and his life, through adulthood. He struggles with some serious issues in his childhood, and then even more so as he flees from his home which has become a war zone and eventually moves to California. It is excellently written and even though I've read it multiple times, I am always more in awe of the writing and the story. I have so many pages filled with highlights and bookmarks. It is sad, and happy, and relevant, and thought provoking and SO good!
What are your favorite books? Any recommendations I should add to my list?