Books are my fave and I'm falling in love with reading all over again!  I used to be an avid reader...book after book after book.  But once I had children, finding the time to sit down and read (other than bedtime, you know when I fell asleep after the first page...) became such a challenge.  I've really missed reading so I made a challenge for myself to read one book per month.  Easy enough!  Now that I've started, I just can't stop.  I made it through quite a few books this year (or at least a lot for me!!).  My nightstand is overflowing with books and I just love it!

In case you are a reader too, I thought I would share a few of my most recent reads...

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
Awesome read!!  I found the character development of the story to be a little slow in the beginning, but it really picked up mid-way and I could not put it down.  Love the relationship between the two sweet ladies.  Highly recommend.

What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell
I read this book as part of the Noble Paiges book club.  It was a quick, fun read.  I wanted more of concluding story at the end of the book, but you get what you get, huh?

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Great book!  I loved the insight (although fictional) about Ernest Hemingway, but I really loved the story of his first wife, Hadley.  This book also took me a while to get into, but once the "meat" of the story began, I was hooked.  Definitely recommend this one too!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Oh man did I love this book.  I cried and cried.  So bittersweet and touches my heart in so many ways. 
 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 
I flew through this book.  It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.  The ending??  Well...I feel like I deserved a little more than it gave me.  I'm very much a girl who loves the clips at the end of "based on true story movies" where they give you the current updates about the people.  I really wanted to know more, but the book was so riveting that I can't complain (that much)!

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
A sweet and beautiful story of first love.  I feel in love with both Eleanor and Park in the first chapters and flew right through this one too.  I couldn't recommend it more.  Super sweet!!

 Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Oh man did I love this book.  I loved how the author played on stories from two different generations, but had enough similarities between the two to make the book almost read like one story.  A wonderful book!  Highly recommend!

Next up is the The Rosie Project.  I've heard wonderful things about this book and can't wait to jump right in!!

What's on your nightstand??
Here's to finding the time to read!!  






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