Monday, June 26, 2017

Books and Beans~June 2017

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I read four books this month, two non-fiction and two fiction and they were all fantastic!  You need to order either of the fiction books if you want a good summer read and the non-fiction books if you want inspiration.  Remember, you can click on the title or picture of any book listed to be taken directly to the Amazon link.  Such a great month of reading!  My list for the rest of the summer is so long.  I love having extra time to read!


My drink of choice this summer has been a raspberry white mocha that I make at home.  So yummy!  I use my Ninja coffee maker and frother, Starbucks Coffee, Torani Raspberry Syrup and Torani White Chocolate Sauce.  You can do this either hot or iced.


Resisting Happiness
by:  Matthew Kelly
5 out of 5 Stars

This is such an excellent little book!  It is a very quick read and extremely inspiring.  The idea behind the book is that we are all resisting happiness by not doing things we know are good for us and lead to happiness:  eating well, exercising, completing tasks, etc.  Matthew Kelly gives excellent biblical based advice on how to push past resistance to bring more happiness into your life.  I really enjoyed this book and read it in one day!

Option B:  Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy
by:  Sheryl Sandberg
4 out of 5 Stars

After losing her husband unexpectedly, Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg wrote this wonderful book on finding resilience.  Her story and advice for moving through the most difficult times in life are important for anyone who has faced adversity in the past or who is going through a tough time now.  Especially for those who may be grieving, this book would be very helpful.

The Sunshine Sisters
by:  Jane Green
4 out of 5 Stars

I loved this book!  Jane Green is such a smart chick lit author.  This story of three sisters who come together as their former Hollywood star mother is dying is a great summer read.  The characters are well developed and the story line is enjoyable.

The Wicked City
by:  Beatriz Williams

Beatriz Williams is an author I have read and blogged about before and the more I read her books, the more I like them!  I typically do not like books that toggle back and forth with plots in two time periods, but this author has changed my mind about that.  This book takes place in the 1920's and 1990's in New York City.  The backdrop of flappers and prohibition make this book so exciting and fun.  Fans of Williams' other books will love her inclusion of former book characters.

You cannot go wrong with any of this month's books!  Happy reading, everyone!

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