anuary was a good month for my reading list. I read 2 non-fiction and 3 fiction novels. Here is a quick review of each book, spoiler I liked them all.
The Awakened Family by Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D is a parenting book, that introduces the idea that to raise empowered, resilient, and conscious children we need to focus on ourselves as parents, and not on the child.
Libby leads a normal life, then on her birthday she revives a letter that she had inherited a mansion in a affluent neighborhood in London. She knew she was adopted and now she’s finally has answers about her birth parents. Once their names are revealed, so is a twisted mystery, involving their mysterious deaths.
The Muse is the story of a young artist. She has immense talent, but is unable to accept who she is, and share her talent with the world. Her father is an art dealer and she is convinced that he would not appreciate any art created by his daughter, a woman.
If you’re making any resolutions this year, need ideas for goals, or are just on a journey of self improvement and learning, this book is a must read. It’s easy to understand, because it breaks everything down into 7 simple habits each with their own chapter. The habits are also presented in order so that they grow on each other. J
How to Raise Kind Kids by Thomas Lickona is about the importance of raising kind kids. Kindness matters, even small acts of kindness can make a difference, and we should all promote the importance of kindness to our children.
Out of the 48 books I read this year, these are my top ten favorite books of 2019.
In The Atomic City Girls, June moves to Oak Ridge to work in one of the plants. She lives in a small dorm with 2 other girls and works during the day turning dials on a machine she has no idea what the purpose is for. While working a scientist catches her eye. After another encounter she become involved in a relationship with the physicist Sam.
My reading list is constantly growing, but these are the six books I am most excited to read. They are at the top of my Christmas list this year, and I hope I get some as a gift.
In Orphan Train, Molly finds herself in trouble for stealing, she is lucky to get the chance to work off her time by cleaning an attic for an elderly lady. She wasn’t happy with the consequence, but ends up finding some common ground with the Vivian. Molly quickly find that she made assumptions about Vivian. Just because Vivian appears to be privileged doesn’t mean she had an easy road behind her.