Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Books (March 2018)

Happy Tuesday! It's one of my favorite days of the month because I love sharing what I have been reading and then linking up and finding more books to read! :) March was a good reading month for me-I read 7 books! I really liked 5 of them (one of them is my favorite book so far this year!) and 2 were just ok. So here we go....

 My March reading started off with A Simplified Life which I loved especially because I am into all things simple.  Emily Ley went through ten different areas to simplify in our lives, and I found this book both encouraging and helpful. Each chapter deals with a different area and doesn't go to much into depth, but it is really helpful. This was a quick, easy, and motivating read!

The Last Mrs. Parrish might just be one of my new favorite books! It started out as a quick and easy read about a girl named Amber who envies Daphne Parrish and wants to become her. The book is told first from Amber's perspective and then from Daphne's (and then both towards the end). There are some major twists and once I got going I could not put this one down.

The Wife Between Us reminded me a little bit of The Last Mrs. Parrish. I'm not sure how to describe this book without giving it away so I will try my best. I assumed I was reading about a jealous wife who was distraught over her divorce and then out to get her ex's new fiancee, but there were some twists and turns and about 1/3 of the way through the book, I realized I had assumed a lot of things wrong. I really liked reading this book and although I would say I liked The Last Mrs. Parrish better, I still really liked this one too!

I started reading A Little Thing Called Life because I love reading about other people's lives. I don't know much about Linda Thompson, but am familiar with her boys, Bruce Jenner, and David Foster from reality TV. While I did find parts of this book interesting, I found myself skimming a lot because I felt like it wasn't really getting to the point and parts were repetitive. I would say this book was so-so for me.

After a few thrillers this month, I was ready for a good chick flick and Now That You Mention It was perfect for that. This book is about a doctor who returns home after being hit by a car and dumping her boyfriend. She hasn't been home (to a small island) in 15 years and her relationship with her family (and really everyone in town) is pretty distant so this book navigates through all of that, as well as, her past. I really liked this book!

I first read The Slight Edge a few years ago, and it came to mind as I have struggled to have any motivation while adjusting to a new schedule and place to live etc. Plus, I am lacking some serious discipline in my life so I pulled this out to read again. The Slight Edge is a simple concept to help you be successful in different aspects of your life. This book is a very motivating and helpful read for me! And I love the little stories at the end of each chapter from people who have applied the slight edge concepts to their lives and been successful. I find it all very encouraging.

Standing Strong was the last book I read this month. It was an easy read and I flew right through it. I love to read about people's lives, and I enjoyed reading Teresa's first book Turning the Tables so I was excited to read more about what her life has been like since her time in prison. This book is about her navigating life as a single mom while her husband is in prison. She discusses in more detail the reasons they went to prison and also discusses her mother's sudden death and how they are dealing with that. I really appreciated her honesty and willingness to talk about some tough stuff in this book, but I felt like this book was a lot of ranting with some digs at people thrown in there so I didn't really care for it all that much.

That's it for March! What have you been reading lately?!

Linking up with Steph and Jana for Show Us Your Books!

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26 comments:

  1. The Last Mrs. Parrish and Now That You Mention It are both going on my TBR list. TLMP kind of makes me think of some Gossip Girl scenarios, befriending the enemy! Thanks for the recs!

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  2. The Wife Between Us and The Last Mrs. Parrish are both on my TBR list.

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    1. Enjoy! I liked The Last Mrs Parrish a little better so let me know what you think!

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  3. You've spiked my interest with Parrish & TWBU!

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  4. Yes! You read the Wife Between US!! tell me, did you figure out the thing with the cake topper? Why did they keep talking about it? Did the end irritate you? I didn't see the twist at the end coming, so that surprised me.

    I keep looking at Teresa Giudice's book cover and it is giving me anxiety and making me want to clean her house!

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    1. I didn't really understand the whole cake topper thing either?! I thought it was going to be something bigger or more significant than it even was. I did not see the end coming at all!

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  5. i really, really, really liked now that you mention it. thought it was super cute! The Last Mrs. Parrish sounds good, and I have The Wife Between Us somewhere at home lol.

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  6. Theresa is a ranter.

    I was definitely at the same place with The Wife Between Us - I assumed all the wrong things. LOL

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who was assuming all the wrong things!

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  7. I keep hearing The Wife Between Us and The Last Mrs. Parrish are very similar -I think I'm most curious about The Last Mrs. Parrish though.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Oh yeah definitely read The Last Mrs. Parrish! I think it was the better of the two, and I liked the story and twists more :)

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  8. I really liked The Wife Between Us so I am added The Last Mrs Parrish to the list right now!

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  9. I am dying to read A Simplified Life--I think it could really help me organize my world!

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  10. Everyone keeps talking about The Wife Between Us. I feel like there's a reason I don't want to read it but I can't remember what it is.

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    1. If you've read and like The Last Mrs. Parrish it is kind of similar, but I liked The Last Mrs Parrish A LOT more.

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  11. The Wife Between Us and The Last Mrs. Parrish are both on my list!

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    1. oh good! Definitely read The Last Mrs Parrish! Let me know what you think... :)

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  12. The Last Mrs. Parrish and The Wife Between Us are definitely going on my library list!

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  13. Mrs Parrish is on my list, but I just bumped it up a notch on my TBR! :) Now that You Mention it sounds like my kind of thing. I love the fluff and romantic comedies. :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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