May 10, 2016

Booked Vol. 10

It's the most magical day of the moooonth....

I feel like I didn't get a lot of reading in since the last link up but when it came time to write everything down, there are quite a few.

Here's where I was:

Spirit Junkie / Gabrielle Bernstein   

I had this on my TBR for a while but started reading it for an online book club. I'm kind of on the fence about it. Not because it was bad, but because I feel like I was reading an autobiography of how Gabrielle came to trust her inner guide and the path it took to get her there. If that's what it is then fine. But as for the principles, I'm already aware of most of them and as such found it to be repetitive. I do like how she provides a meditation (via text) at the end of each chapter with a web address should you want the audio version.

Bossypants / Tina Fey                                                                                             

Absolutely loved this book. I listened to the audio version, read by Tina Fey, and found myself laughing at many sections. Just her choice of wording for some things was hilarious. This is definitely the best of the comedic memoirs, although Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan was hilarious as well.

Through the Looking Glass / Lewis Carroll                                                                 

Through the Looking Glass
Although I found this to be enjoyable I also found it to be slightly confusing. There were parts where I felt Alice was meeting characters for the first time, however, she should have already met them in Alice in Wonderland, although I have never read that so perhaps not.

Girl Code / Cara Alwill Leyba                                                                                    

Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur
I enjoyed reading this for some of the tips and the included interviews about powerhouse entrepreneurs who have paved their own way. I firmly agree that women need to start supporting other women, not being catty and tearing them down.

There were parts that resonated with me deeply and others that I thought were a bit repetitive. Decent read, though.

One With You / Sylvia Day                                                                                        
I'm being a little overzealous and adding this even though I haven't quite finished it. I have less than 20 pages left. This is the fifth and final book of the Crossfire series. You know I'm one of those people that must finish a series. So here we are. I liked it enough. It kept true to the storyline and progressed logically. There were some unexpected events I didn't see coming, and it was one I didn't want to put down.

And if that weren't enough, I'm super excited about tackling my TBRs for the June challenge with Dani and Erin. Now, to see what you've all been reading!

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