Book Report // April 2016

May 4th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Book Report // April 2016”


I read through my library holds in April, and now I’m fresh out of books to read! Help! Suggestions needed.

Here’s what I loved in April:

The Year of Yes

I love all Shonda Rhimes TV shows, and I knew a little bit about her before I read her book. I knew that she was a super cool person and super successful and also a mom of young children. Shonda, tell me all your secrets! HA! I loved this book. Her writing style is so funny and engaging. I loved all her personal stories and her message of empowerment. Yes, please, Shonda! This year, my word is BIG, so I’m all about going BIG and saying YES. If you’re looking to get inspired to do the same, this is a great place to start.

10% Happier

I LOVED THIS BOOK. LOVED. I’m already super into happiness and happiness research, and since my Spirit Guide, Gretchen Rubin, recommended this book and is friends with Dan Harris, I had to read it. And I loved it. Dan Harris is a reporter for ABC News, and he writes about his crazy past with drugs, alcohol, and his obsession with getting to the top. After experience a panic attack live on air, he decided to make a change. He wondered if it was possible to be happy, be successful, and be a zen-like person. This is his personal story, and his story of how he got into meditation, something he’s super passionate about. He just started a podcast, 10% Happier with Dan Harris, that I also love.

Where They Found Her

This is the second book I’ve read by Kimberly McCreight (the first was Reconstructing Amelia, which I also liked). This story is about a woman getting back on her feet after the loss of her second child. Just as she’s starting to get back into her life and work as a writer, she takes on a writing assignment for her paper about the abandon body of a newborn baby. The plot twists and turns from there, featuring lots of different characters, which eventually relate to each other. Since I like books like that, I really enjoyed this one.

I’m in desperate need of book recommendations for May! Hit me with your ideas!

  • RedSoxGirl10

    I liked Reconstructing Amelia too so I’ll have to check that out! My favorites that you should read if you haven’t: Still Alice (or anything by Lisa Genova- INside the OBriens is also good and Love Anthony), The End of Your Life Book Club, The Rosie Project, The Nightingale, Me Before You… you’ve probably read many of them but maybe you’ll find one or two in there 🙂

  • 10% Happier has been on my to-be read list for a few months – I’ll have to dive into it! My favorite read this year has been The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. (And my other favorites are here: 🙂 )

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