We’re traveling this week which means not a lot of reading some days but also a TON of reading on the flights and train rides!
Here’s what I’m reading right now (plus picks from my team!)
4 books I’m reading right now
The Burnout by Sophie Kinsella
I’ve read every Sophie Kinsella book and I’m not about to break my streak now! In this one, Sasha is WILDLY stressed out by her job and after a blow up at work, she takes a much needed vacation to the seaside that she used to visit as a child. When she meets Finn, a similarly stressed out fellow guest at the hotel, they initially do NOT care for each out but, surprise, surprise, start to hit it off.
The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity by Nicholas Day
This felt like the perfect book to read before we visited the Louvre and we listened to much of it on audio together as a family (it’s only about four hours long). I had no idea about a lot of this history and it’s fast paced and well done!
The Therapist by B. A. Paris
I’ve been on a bit of a thriller kick this summer and after reading her book Behind Closed Doors this summer, I picked this one up and its got great October vibes so far about a couple that moves into an exclusive neighborhood and then discover a terrible secret about their new home that involves the therapist who lived there before them.
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
Someone recommended this to me (I can’t remember who!) and I snagged it from my library for the plane flight! It’s the perfect October book, with romance, time travel and a haunted farmhouse. Sign me up!
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
I find myself constantly thinking about this book throughout the day. The book is written part memoir, part autobiography and is so interesting. The author, Lori Gottlieb, is a therapist running her own practice. During the book we follow her and learn all about a handful of her patients, their deepest feelings, family situations and past. And then something in her life causes major crisis and we get to see the other side as she enters therapy. I cannot recommend this book enough! So many great takeaways! I find myself stopping every few pages to quote something to my husband because it’s just too good to not share!
Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez
I’ve been on an Abby Jimenez kick for the last month and been cruising through all her books. This is the one I’m reading right now and it might rival for one of my favorites. She does an excellent job with character development. I also like that her books have little connections between books like mentioning the same fictional famous singer or media personality. In this book Dr. Alexis Montgomery has a car mishap while traveling through the small town of Wahkan, Minnesota and nice guy Daniel helps tow her car out of a ditch. Can these two from vastly different backgrounds hit it off? Or will their differences be too big?
The Measure by Nikki Erlick
I don’t think a fictional book has ever made me ponder life so much before. I couldn’t stop talking to my husband about this one. One morning everyone (and by everyone, I mean the entire world) wakes up to find a box on their doorstep, and in that box is a single string. That string is the measurement of life – how long you have to live. Some characters look at their strings wanting to know the exact year and month they would live to. Others keep their strings hidden away living everyday like we normally would, never knowing when the end is. It really puts “live each day to the fullest” into perspective. The audio is narrated by Julia Whelan (which is phenomenal), and has a full cast of characters.
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