Friday Favorites: 02.01.2019
For today’s Friday Favorites I thought it was time to share what I’ve been reading over the past month. My goal for 2019 is to read a total of 68 books. In 2018, I read 48 and you can review the list here!
The Rooster Bar
Several members of my family happen to be big time John Grisham fans. This was my first book of his to read and as it turns out, I enjoyed my first “legal” read if that even makes sense (John Grisham not only a write but an attorney). Basically, these three friends/fellow law students drop out of law school in an attempt to practice law on their own while avoiding loan repayments. Are they discovered? How do they gain clients? What about those loans? Find out!
Another Elin Hilderbrand win for me. I was unable to read the first two books of this trilogy however I was able to follow along without difficulty. We follow the Quinn family and the unfolding drama with each of the Quinn children. By drama, I mean family conflict, illness, marriage, love triangles, etc. This seems to be the core to every Elin Hilderbrand but the ending to this book was quite moving and I enjoyed this book as per usual 🙂
My Not So Perfect Life
Oh goodness. This book was something else. It started off with like The Devil Wears Prada (think loony boss and disgruntled employees) but went to an entirely different place. Country girl Katie is obsessed with basically everything London and unfortunately loses her big city job. Find out what happens when she has an unexpected run-in with her former boss (at her new place of work!) and how Katie handles it. Hint: not well. Quite an amusing read!
Meet the Frugalwoods
This was quite an enlightening read and it had a very Dave Ramsey feel about it. Author Elizabeth Willard Thames details her and her husband’s journey towards poor college students to purchasing a homestead in their early thirties. By employing very practical and quite extreme frugal means, they were able to basically retire early. Though I feel I am pretty practical with money, I felt intimidated by some of the things I read (ex: going without makeup) At the same time though, I can’t help but feel impressed.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Such a fantastic read. Let me just say that the language used in this book is simply brilliant. 30 year old Eleanor is completely socially awkward = no filter, no censor, very black and white. She embarks upon this “project” to fall in love with this musician whom she has never met. While that sounds quite shallow, we learn the different layers of Eleanor which can explain some of her social differences and what happens once she realizes there is no future with this musician. The latter half of the book is emotional in some parts as we learn about Eleanor’s past and how she’s coped with those events throughout all of these years. Very well written.
Quite a humorous read! Jen is appointed class mom for her son’s kindergarten class and approaches the subjects of class conference sign ups, class parties, and other school related matters in a no-nonsense satirical manner via email. While her communication style is welcomed by some, others are not as big of a fan. Find out whether or not she succeeds as class mom and what other drama unfolds along the way!
Then She Was Gone
Wow…so I had to take a few minutes for myself following the conclusion of this book. This is a very eery thriller about a woman slowly uncovering the mystery of her daughter’s unsolved disappearance/presumed murder. Early on, I thought I had the solution figured out but reading the graphic details of what truly happened was the most shocking. Definitely an intense read!
Have you read any of these books? If so, I would love to hear your thoughts!
Have a great weekend! I shall be spending Super Bowl weekend reading 🙂