In this blog post you can read about my goal to pick three books per month to read.
For August 2014 I choose the following books to read:
- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
- The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall
- Packing Light by Allison Vesterfelt
In the end I only read The Happiness Project and The Book of Summers. I think it's because I was on vacation almost the whole August. It's interesting that I find less time for reading while being on vacation as when I'm at home. I always thought I read more when I don't have to work but it seems, that's not right.
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin:
I've read about this book so much in the past months so I finally bought it around April. I generally love reading about people who make a year-long project to change their life. And this one was no exception. It's a very inspiring book with great ideas. But it also is a book that takes time because there is so much to think about every chapter. When I shared my progress with the book on Instagram Nicole Reaves wrote, she never finished the book because it's a big book to digest. And she's so right. In the end I read 3/4 of it and that's okay. I will definitely go back to it but I take my time. I found some amazing quotes in this book and this one is probably my favorite one: "You can choose what you do; You can't choose what you like to do.".
Gretchen Rubin has a great website as well.
The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall:
The reason why I got interested in this book is the fact that a scrapbook about summers plays a big role. I love to collect my memories in a summer minibook and I love the idea to have a big book about all summers in one book. I'm sure it truly is a treasure. In the book the main character has to deal with the past when she got a parcel which holds The Book of Summers from her mother who died. It's a very good and easy read. Emylia Hall has a great writing style. I especially love how she describes places and people. You have a very clear vision about the things she described. You can tell she actually visited the country and really knows how it is there.
Emylia Hall has a blog where she gives some insights in her life.
As I already mentioned I didn't read Packing Light by Allison Vesterfelt. But it's one of those books that I really want to read in the coming months.
In September I want to read:
- Das Labyrinth der Wörter by Marie-Sabine Roger
I'm gonna read this one in German. The original book is in French but that's not a language I can read.
- The Rosie Project by Grame Simsion
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed