This memoir is great! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟great.🙌
Recommended by @Riverbendbooks, I finally started reading Maybe You Should Talk to Someone on the weekend, and I struggled to put it down. It’s fascinating, engaging, heart wrenching and very, very funny at times.
Taking place over a year, Lori Gottlieb, the author - once a writer for the iconic TV series Friends and ER - recounts the life-shaping events that led to her becoming a therapist and the patient of a therapist! - When Lori’s boyfriend unexpectedly quits their two-year relationship because he’s decided he doesn’t want to live with a kid, Lori is devastated. (Lori has an 8 year old boy, and her boyfriend, dubbed ‘the kid hater’ by her close friend, has decided while he loves Lori, he wants to read the paper on weekend mornings and ‘not look at the Lego’!!)
So through alternating chapters, we are privy to Lori’s sessions with her therapist, Wendell (pseudonym), and her sessions with her own patients (identities disguised, of course): an egocentric Hollywood producer who needs help managing all of the idiots in his life, a woman in her late 60s who is struggling to find a reason to live, a woman in her 20s who keeps dating the wrong guys and a newly wed uni professor in her 30s who’s been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Yet while the writing style is engaging, candid and humorous, the story is not light weight. Lori skilfully references the work of a number theorists throughout her memoir, and it’s peppered with many apt and meaningful literary quotes.
I think what I like the most about this story is the insight Lori offers into psychotherapy. I found this book to be fascinating and wise. Lori certainly breaks the stigma surrounding mental health and reveals the powerful and transformative nature of psychotherapy. .
🌟This book will make you laugh out loud, smile, cringe and cry, but it will also encourage you to think about what it means to human and what it means to be you! I highly recommend it.😀
C’est un roman sous forme de saga qui nous parle d’une famille palestinienne sous trois générations originaires du village de Ein Hod à partir de 1948. On suit donc cette famille face à leurs péripéties et destin tragique, Exil, séparation … Rien ne leur sera épargné .
Gros coup de coeur pour le personnage de Dalia ; l'essence de l'héritage bédouin séculaire : rebelle, déterminée et résiliente. Une figure modèle à suivre devant l'adversité. .
Pour toute personne qui suit de près ou de loin ce conflit épineux, et pour celles et ceux qui souhaitent comprendre et savoir pourquoi on en est là, je vous conseille vivement ce livre. .
Lecture douloureuse mais pas que, elle est aussi poétique, nostalgique et se lit très facilement. .
C’est l’écho d’un peuple digne et résistant qui subit une injustice dans l’indifférence quasi-générale…. .
#TalDiaComoHoy en 1786 nacía Wilhelm Grimm, quien junto a su hermano, creó algunos de los relatos infantiles más populares de la historia.
Disponible en nuestros #ClasicosFontana y también en Google Play Books.
Real talk: I’m about to get vulnerable with you guys. So back in September when “Hating the Boss” released, it did well. Better than all my other books combined in the matter of a few days. I was shocked & excited & it was very unexpected. I thought it meant that things would finally start looking up. That all my hard work was paying off. That my next releases would do even better.
This month, “Back to You” released. It’s the follow-up to HTB so I figured it would do well because everyone who read the first would want to read the 2nd. It also had the most ARC sign-ups out of all my books, and the most preorders. I was ready for this release. I was pumped. I couldn’t wait to check Amazon to watch it climb the list. Then... release day came & went. I came nowhere near the numbers I had with the last book. It felt like someone stuck a pin in my balloon and all my excitement fizzled out. What happened? Why didn’t readers go crazy downloading my book like the last one? Why did I let myself get so excited for nothing? Why am I wasting my time?
This business can be very discouraging. In fact, it’s discouraging more times than it is uplifting. I can’t change that. But I CAN change my outlook moving forward. I recently asked myself: Will this make me stop writing? No. Does it mean I’ll never reach my dreams? No. So, I’ll keep going. I’m choosing to look at the positive instead of the negative. My ARC readers were epically amazing — they shared and reviewed and posted and supported me SO much & I appreciate that more than they know. I have GREAT reviews too. That’s all I can ask for. Whether sales are up or down, I’ve found my crew who love me & my books, & I wouldn’t trade that for anything.
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#QOTD : What book you loved recently?
*Far from the Tree by Robin Benway Book Review*
Next up is Amnesty by Aravind Adiga. This will be the second book of his, for me, having read Selection Day a while back. Not had the pleasure of reading his much acclaimed The White Tiger. Have you read any of his work?
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ENG; #currentread atm I'm reading 3 books. The sun is also a star is my first buddy read.
The owls on the picture are 3D printed by my husband 😍
Has anyone read 'the last true poets of the sea'? I'm a little stuck in it.
Q: have you ever done a buddy read? •
NL; deze 3 boeken ben ik momenteel aan het lezen. De zon is ook een ster is mijn eerste #buddyread
De uitjes op de foto zijn een 3D print van mijn man 😍
Q: doen jullie wel is een buddy read?
P.S. wie heeft 'wat de zee vertelt' al gelezen? Ik vind het geen slecht boek maar geraak er precies maar moeilijk door, zal ik doorzetten? •
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Second Chance Love, Ex-Militarily Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars 🌟 🌟🌟🌟.
I won a copy of Skylar’s debut book as part of a giveaway she was running on her Instagram page... so you can imagine how thrilled I was to received my copy and discover that it was personalised to me. Thank you sooo much for that Skylar, I absolutely love my book!😊🙏🏼 I really enjoyed reading this book. It was quite different from most the books I normally read, with its exmilitary/protection service theme... and that’s a good thing.
I absolutely loved Logan and Cadie’s story. The chemistry between was palpable from the moment they laid eyes on each other. Logan’s character was perfect for me, even with his visible and invisible scars. He was a loyal, trustworthy and honourable man, who loved and cared for his family, and would do anything to protect them. Life had not treated him well and if there was one person who deserved a second chance at love, it was definitely him.
Cadie was a beautiful, headstrong and independent young woman. She was determined to prove to herself, and her brothers, that she could make it on her own in the world. She led a very boring and safe life. Her days consists of work, work and more work, with no time for family or socialising. Due to unforeseen circumstances, her life is turned upside down and she is put in to Logan’s pathway, who is assigned to protect her from some unsavoury people.
Les derniers instants de vie d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry romancés.
L'aviateur et romancier se réveille dans un autocar étrange, il est blessé et peine à se rappeler comment il a atteri là.
Alors qu'il tente d'écrire une lettre à sa femme Consuelo, il est assailli par les souvenirs, ceux de leur rencontre, ceux de son enfance.
Avec une plume délicate, Laura Pariani décrit la fin de vie d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry avec onirisme.
Les symboles sont la boussole du lecteur, qui comprend que le narrateur est en train de mourir sans vraiment le savoir.
La mélancolie est au rendez-vous, les regrets aussi.
Après avoir lu et adoré Le Petit Prince, j'ai apprécié en apprendre davantage sur l'auteur. Certaines phrases en espagnol, langue de Consuelo, et quelques citations du Petit Prince, représentent un bel hommage à l'univers de l'écrivain.
Un court roman onirique que je recommande aux amateurs de récits intimes sur des personnages historiques marquants. .
I am currently UTTERLY absorbed in this book. I honestly love Kate Morton’s books so much, the storytelling is so engrossing and the mystery is so intense. It’s due back at the library tomorrow and I’ve already renewed it once so I’m trying to finish it tonight. Wondering if I dare risk a library book in the bath after the scarring Incident when I was around eight years old 🧐 haha 😂
Furia y tormenta de @jenniferlatmentrout es la lectura que voy a empezar hoy después del maratón Beta que me he pegado este fin de semana. Esta autora es otra de mis favoritas y tengo muchas ganas de leer que historia le da a Zayne y conocer a Trinity ☺️. ¿Leísteis la trilogía de Los elementos oscuros? ¿Tenéis ganas de leer lo nuevo de Armentrout? Contadme 😏
As the quote said
" When the positive things are made, that returns well". FREE CBT Audiobook for New Audible.com Listeners! Just follow this official link. Enjoy!
I devoured Lyra’s Oxford in one quick sitting and am looking forward to reading Once Upon A Time In The North soon, too. This whole reread of the Northern Lights Trilogy has not helped my gender balance for the year so far at all!
I’m aiming to keep a gender balance in what I read, with last year being the first that I didn’t read more books by men than women. Do you have any particular diversity goals for your reading this year?
Halfway through my book and I don’t want it to end. I keep having to read beautiful sentences out to my husband (which I’m sure is endlessly fun for him). And it’s Monday and I’m feeling nostalgic for yesterday’s coffee situation
En ce moment, je ne suis clairement pas aussi active que je le voudrais à la fois à cause du boulot et de la fatigue, mais je lis toujours. Je l’heure où j’écris ces quelques mots, je lis « Le Chant des revenants » dans le cadre d’@1mois.1autrice. Je reviendrais sur mon avis plus tard, quand j’aurais parlé d’autres lectures que j’ai faites ces dernières semaines, mais je suis vraiment sous le charme de ce livre. C’est délicat, mystique, sensible, complexe et envoûtant 🤗
THE NANNY, by Gilly Macmillan📖
I finished reading this quite quickly, as it was hard to put down! Certainly a new favorite writer of mine - The character development of Virginia, Jocelyn, Nanny Hannah, Ruby.. all of the characters really, so incredibly well done.
THE NANNY is about a girl, Jocelyn, who's nanny disappears suddenly when she is only 7 years old. She and her mother have an estranged relationship and Nanny Hannah's abrupt disappearance adds more strain.
We are then brought to present time where Jo is now widowed with a daughter, moving back in with her mother and trying to cope with the loss of her husband. Jocelyn's daughter Ruby discovers a human skull on their family property, prompting an investigation.
Jo finds herself desperate to piece together the holes in her memory.. to uncover who her nanny truly was, and why she disappeared.. and if she can even trust her own mother.
Each chapter is told from a different characters perspective, which normally I wouldn't like as much - BUT, I found to be very well done in this novel. You felt as though you were in the head of each character. Just when I thought I figured out the ending, it took a turn in another way. Beautifully suspenseful, I stayed awake until midnight finishing the book because I just had to see how it ended and get answers! •
After being in a serious book rut for weeks (picking up at least 5 books & leaving them all unfinished UGH.) this book has kicked my butt right out! 🙏
This books was SO amazing! I'm giving it 5 stars, it was thrilling from the very first page, drawing you more and more in. The idea behind the story, Jess agreeing to this research survey that pays some serious $$ quickly turns weird and leaves you asking so many questions in the best way. With the story turning more and more questions than it answers, you won't be able to put it down.
🍀🍀🍀 Currently Reading 🍀🍀🍀
And just like that... it is Monday again! Well not yet, but might as well be. Did anyone else’s weekend just flyby, like I seriously had to remind myself that it was Sunday night not Saturday night. Well I got about 1/2 of the things I was planning on doing this weekend done. And I didn’t get as much reading time as I would have liked so I’m a little crabby! Anyone else get crabby when they don’t get their reading time in?
I will be starting this book tonight and I could not be more excited! Have any of you read this yet?
Big thank you too @williammorrowbooks for my gifted copy!
Most people who go missing are never found. But Alice was the lucky one....
As a child, Alice was stolen from her backyard in a tiny Indiana community, but against the odds, her policeman father tracked her down within 24 hours and rescued her from harm. In the aftermath of the crime, her family decided to move to Chicago and close the door on that horrible day.
Yet Alice hasn’t forgotten. She devotes her spare time volunteering for a website called The Doe Pages scrolling through pages upon pages of unidentified people, searching for clues that could help reunite families with their missing loved ones. When a face appears on Alice’s screen that she recognizes, she’s stunned to realize it’s the same man who kidnapped her decades ago. The post is deleted as quickly as it appeared, leaving Alice with more questions than answers.
Embarking on a search for the truth, she enlists the help of friends from The Doe Pages to connect the dots and find her kidnapper before he hurts someone else. Then, Alice crosses paths with Merrily Cruz, another woman who’s been hunting for answers of her own. Together, they begin to unravel a dark, painful web of lies that will change what they thought they knew - and could cost them everything.
Twisting and compulsively engaging, The Lucky One explores the lies we tell ourselves to feel safe.
Yumm...when a series is just too delicious to just read...Talking of deliciousness...I’m finishing up THE SAVIOUR today...Cannot wait for THE SINNER (release March)... I absolutely love every single book in this series...Goes without saying that I have a place in my heart for each of the BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD and at times it’s really difficult to pick a favourite Brother....But....Seeing as you asked so nicely...If I had to choose my Favourite/s...Fav Brothers: Zsadist * Rhage * Wrath * Murdher // Fav Shellans: Beth * Mary * Bella /// Fav Other Characters: Lassiter * Trez & iAm * Rehvenge * Ehlena * Assail * Sola — Which brother has your heart?
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Making the most of the sunshine today!! 💙 I was surprised as to how much I enjoyed An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris - it's short chapters made for a quick light read and was perfect for a busy week.
💙 I really enjoyed the dystopian, western feel and loved the strong female characters - I'll be looking forward to a sequel for sure!!
💙 Have you read An Easy Death? What did you think?
I can’t love on this book enough. There are gays, stories within stories, lovers separated by time and death, video games, a secret literary society underground w access to endless books and a magical, honeyed sea ✨
Currently reading this week... in anticipation of the newest release The Sinner in March... There is almost nothing as delicious as sinking into the stories of your favourite fictional characters. This is a series that I have loved and adored for a few years now. If you haven’t tried THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD (by J.R.Ward aka The Warden) then you need to start now. This is a series that pulls no emotional punches but brings plenty of action...This brotherhood of decadently gorgeous and wickedly funny vampires will make you laugh and cry, often on the same page....Be warned though...this is no YA vampire series...it is completely un-ADULT-rated NSFW decadent deliciousness that will have your toes curling and your heart twisted in your throat...Tempted yet to have a taste.....I’m sure one of the brothers will be most obliging...
I was soooo excited to read this book. To the point were I stopped reading my current book half way through to start this one when it came in the mail Thursday. It started off so good, but by the end I was like, everyone is trash and who the hell is Emira Tucker anyway? It just kind of fell apart for me around page 277 and I was left disappointed and slightly annoyed.
Such a Fun Age 📚📚📚 #spreadbooksnothate
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Alex Claremont-Diaz is handsome, funny and charming. Which is handy for his mother, who happens to be the President. However, Alex’s known feud with Prince Henry of England is starting to disrupt his seemingly charmed life. When Alex and Henry become entangled in a tabloid scandal, Alex is forced to fake a friendship with the prince in order to smooth things over. The more that the two spend time together, they realize they actually don’t hate each other and might actually kind of...like each other?
I’m not even sure that I can explain how much I loved this book. It was hilarious, romantic, endearing, and full of political and social activism in the perfect way. I listened to the audio version and then immediately ordered a hard copy of my own because I loved it so much. Also, the audio was hands down the best narrator I’ve ever heard so if you do audiobooks at all I highly recommend it. But also go buy your own copy too because it’s that good. Am I overselling this? Probably, but also-is that even possible?
I’m actually upset with myself that it’s taken me so long to read this one. There are so many great things about it, from the LGBTQ characters to the relevance of the political issues. The romance was sweet, the drama was delicious, but the true star of the show for me was the dialogue. I don’t usually laugh out loud a lot when I read, but this one had me cackling like an idiot. I will read whatever Casey McQuiston writes from now on! •
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✨WE’RE HALFWAY THROUGH THE WEEK✨
It may just be me, but this week has lasted forever, & it’s not over yet. Thank goodness that I have books to distract me from the chaos that this week has been. From medical emergencies to having to close at work while a new girl is trained in, this week has been too long & too stressful. Ya girl needs a break.
Here’s a stack of books that I’m, fittingly, halfway through! Us Against You is brilliant, powerful, & excellently written. The Book of Delights is positively delightful, & The Governess Game by Tessa Dare (an e-book) is full of charm & wit!
What are you currently reading?? 📚
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This is my #mounttbr , some books gifted by publishers, some bought. So far I have read 4 off this pile. Which one would you pick up first?
I would pick A Place For Us, because I have heard it’s shocking.
My reading year started off so well but now I have got stuck. I don’t understand what has gone wrong, maybe I spend too much time on Pinterest, 🤷♂️ saving bookshop photos. Are you busy on Pinterest?
These shoes look big but belong to my 3 year old who refuses to wear them because she thinks they are hideous. She howls like a wolf when I try to convince her to wear them. 😂She is probably right.
I have been loving seeing this special edition of WOVEN IN MOONLIGHT floating around Instagram! Fun bit of trivia—I was waffling between this grey color or a vibrant purple, but in the end the grey won out, and I’m so glad it did! 🎨
I have a few extras of this beauty so today I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY! 🥰
For a chance to win this signed, special edition (with reverse art on the jacket illustrated by me), along with three character cards, please do the following:
🌜Like + Follow
🌜 Tag three friends
🌜 Share this post in your stories (and tag me so I see it!)
I’ll pick a winner on February 27th at midnight! This giveaway is only for USA!
Good luck, friends!! 🥰 ALSO! If you’re local to central Florida, I’ll be hanging out with @kellycoon106 tonight (Feb 20th) at the Books-A-Million in Leesburg from 7 to 8:30! Come say hi! 💛
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💚 Today I wanted to talk about one of the most memorable literary characters in 2019. #auntLydia first made an appearance in #MargaretAtwood 's novel The Handmaid’s Tale and was portrayed as a villain. In #thetestaments her intentions become clear.
💚It made me think of all the people who live an everyday life like aunt Lydia. Maybe at their work or at school.
💚It also made me think about life in the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union probably collapsed because of many people like aunt Lydia.
💚Have you ever known anyone like aunt Lydia?
TRUST EXERCISE ✨
Such a sucker for bright/pretty book covers 😭. Excited to get my hands on this book AND this beautiful oat milk lattee that I spent $6.25 on!! I know. I’m embarrassed for myself. Oops. Whatever. Happy Friday Eve errrrrybody!! #treatyoself
PLOT: In an American suburb in the early 1980s, students at a highly competitive performing arts high school struggle and thrive in a rarified bubble, ambitiously pursuing music, movement, Shakespeare, and, particularly, their acting classes. When within this striving “Brotherhood of the Arts,” two freshmen, David and Sarah, fall headlong into love, their passion does not go unnoticed—or untoyed with—by anyone, especially not by their charismatic acting teacher, Mr. Kingsley.