What I have been reading lately

Keeping up with my read more resolution for 2016 I am recapping what I have been reading every few weeks. In case you missed my first post you can find it here.

A House in the Sky: A memoir by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett.

house in the sky

Amanda grew up in a violent household, when she finally moves out she becomes a waitress where she is introduced to the wonderful world of traveling. Amanda becomes enthralled in traveling and is always working for her next trip. Slowly Amanda learns to make a bit of a living for herself whilst traveling. Each adventure takes her some place new and sometimes dangerous. She doesn’t let fear get in the way of anything that she does and she accepts a job that will take her to Somalia, where she gets captured for 15 months! This book was soo incredible I finished it several weeks ago and I still can’t stop thinking about it! Amanda has a way of making you want to travel and fear traveling all at the same time. Her story is certainly one for the books (pun intended) and I cannot recommend this harrowing tail enough!

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

eight hundred grapes

This book follows Georgia a soon to be bride who a week before her wedding finds out a secret about her fiance, her parents, her family and their business. Her world is rocked and you are along for the ride as she tries to piece it back together. This is a light heart-ed book, quick read, definitely good for your next vacation or beach read!

Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard
 under the influence

Helen grew up in an unstable home environment, she never had much of a family life. Once she got married she found out what it was like to have a family. Once she had a son of her own she vowed to do everything in her power to be there for her child. Until one day she makes a huge mistake and her world is changed forever. This book follows Helen and her struggle to get her son back. I enjoy Joyce Maynard’s books, they are quick reads that involve a love story and suspense. Although, I found the book to be a tad predictable it kept me on my toes and made me keep reading because I kept waiting for something bad to happen (which it inevitably did).

Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday
growth hacker marketing

Growth Hacker Marketing is a quick read on the future or Pr, Marketing and Advertising. Ryan teaches you about the ins and outs of growth hacking and how companies like Facebook, Dropbox, Airbnb and Twitter have growth hacked us all and haven’t had to spend a dime on marketing. For anyone into marketing, business, or entrepreneurs I highly recommend this book.

What have you been reading lately?

Have you read any of the books I mentioned above, what did you think of them?

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  • Did you read all of these books in a month!? I used to read all the time and now I feel like I have no time, but I need to learn to make the time! I’ve heard about Eight Hundred Grapes…I want to read it!

    xo, Kristina