Must READS

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Those of you who follow me know about my obsession with books, so I thought I would share with you some of my favorites that I have read this summer. Below is a list of just a few, everything from inspiration, self-help, romance, too spooky real life stories, history and drama.  Happy reading!

The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon

The Seed, Jon Gordon

Who Moved My Cheese, Spencer Johnson M.D

Lies She Told, Cate Holahan 

The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls

Half Broke HorsesJeannette Walls

The Book of Joy, Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Abrams 

The Ghost of Cape May, Craig McManus 

The Hurricane Sisters, Dorothea Benton Frank 

I Have Lived a Thousand Years, Livia Bitton-Jackson

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Book Review: Killers of the Flower Moon 

By David Grann

I have always loved to read about history, so when this book was an option for my book of the month club it obviously was my first choice. This is my first book I have read discussing the American Indians and the injustice they faced on American soil. It covered the Osage tribe and the suspicious murders that took place during the early 20th century. It also discussed the birth of the FBI. It was a page turner for sure and I must say this will not be my last book regarding American Indian history and the Wild West.

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Book Review: Dark Secrets

Dark Secrets by: Michael Hjorth & Hans Rosenfeldt

I purchased this book on sale at ShopRite over the past summer but never got around to reading it. I love to watch ID investigates and any show that has to do with solving crime. If I could handle blood and gore I think I would have made a great detective. This book is about solving a murder mystery which takes place in Sweden full of twist and turns. Right when you think you know who the killer is, new information is found, and your looking in a new direction. Towards the end of the book I literally was at the edge of my seat reading….I was totally shocked on who the killer was and never saw it coming. I do not want to give too much away, but lets just say when I read the last line of the book I literally said out loud “no way!”

I did like that the book took place in somewhere that I have never been which sparked my imagination. This book is a little long but its nicely written and easy to follow when you pick up where you left off.  Dark Secrets was a page turner for sure!

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I Joined a Book Club!

Seriously beyond excited right now. So as most of you know I am a huge lover of books. On my 2017 bucket list was to join a book club, something I have wanted to do for some time now. I did a little research…I wanted something convenient and reasonably priced. I came across Book of the Month Club and immediately  signed up. The company has been around since 1926 so that sparked my interest even more. You set up a profile advising what kind of books you like and basically they pour through new books for you to read. Each month you select one of the five they offer and they ship it to you. If your not interested in any of the books you have to choose from you can skip that month. I like the idea of someone else picking a book for me. The price was great….I believe I paid 143.00 for the year which gets you a book a month and it also came with a free tote!

I am all about packaging….when my book arrived yesterday it came in the cutest box with a hand written note that can be used as a book mark, and they also sent me an extra book they thought I would like as well! Let’s just say I’m in love! I’m already half way through my first book “Lucky You” by Erika Carter.

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