9 books to add to your reading list this year

January 23, 2020

 

At the start of 2019 I made it an intention of mine to read more. I’ve always loved reading, but took a serious hiatus when launching NutMeg as I couldn’t find the time between working a full time corporate job, planning a wedding and building/launching a business (shocking right).

 

Anyway, it’s been a process finding my way back to the routine of turning to books and creating space to do so both at home and while travelling. Reading is something I've now made a habit of either physically picking up a book or on my kindle or even listening to E-books. I felt compelled to share some of faves that I've recently finished, all of which I've rated as **** or ***** stars!

 

Non-fiction/ Self-development

 

- Gabby Bernstein’s Super Attractor: Having read “Universe has you back” and loving it I was wondering how Gabby would be able to top it without it feeling repetitive. Her approach to manifestation is easy to digest and understand with many amazing stories and examples along the way. Gabby delivered on this and more - ****

 

Becoming, by Michelle Obama: As if I didn’t love Michelle Obama enough prior to reading this book (or in this case listening, I really loved listening to her tell her story), I fell further in love with her. She has such an inspiring story leading up to meeting her future husband Barack Obama and gives interesting insights to their life at the white house and thoughts about the current president. One of my fave biographies to date! - *****

 

Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis: Contrary to popular opinion, I didn’t fall in love with Rcahel Hollis’ previous hit “Girl Wash Your Face” but found so many amazing takeaways and tangible advice to help you tackle your biggest dreams. In general, a big fan of business hype girl, Rachel Hollis and you cannot help but get excited about your goals while reading this. - ****

 

Fiction

 

- The Whisper Man by Alex North: Honestly a little on the disturbing side, but this crime thriller had me hooked early on and could not seem to put it down until every last bit of the case was solved. Make sure you pick this one up when you have a full day to get lost in a book. - *****

 

- Beartown by Fredrik Backman: I was surprised how much I enjoyed a book about a small economically depressed hockey town in Sweden. I wasn’t sure if it was for me, but it had so much hype that I had to read it. Now I understand why, it’s about so much than hockey, and you truly get lost in the characters and the storytelling of a book that is so beautifully written. - ****

 

- Someone We Know by Shari Lapena: A thriller based out of a small suburban town in upstate New York that gets turned upside down when a woman is found murdered. Neighbourhood gossip and hidden secrets that keep you guessing until the end made this one hard to put down. - ****

 

 

 

- Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid: An incredible book set in the 60’s about an iconic rock n roll group that reads like a documentary. It follows along the making of a legendary band with all the dynamics you’d expect from rock musicians during this time. Highly recommend listening as an audiobook! - *****

 

Easy Breezy Beach Reads

 

The Seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid- : A story about a Hollywood icon Eveleyn Hugo who is ready to set the story straight on her very public, glamorous life and of course her 7 husbands. Evelyn Hugo is a captivating character with a story full of twists and turns that will keep you wanting more.  - *****

 

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren: After reading other Christina Lauren books I was left wanting more and picked this one up and was hooked from the beginning. A humorous enemies-turn-lovers romance The Unhoneymooners is engaging, funny, and a light and easy novel that was overall a lot of fun to read. - ****

 

Happy reading!!

XO

Meg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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