Me Time,  Musings

Good Reads: My Summer Book List

When I was younger the best habit I had, was keeping my camera and a good book near by. I would loose myself in my books, in those stories and places. I don’t read as much as I used to, but I try to still make time, Me Time. This is my summer reading list.

Tuesdays with Morrie by  Mitch Albom – This summer I revisited this is book; I had previously started, but never finished it. I feel like it’s one of those books I learned to appreciate, now that I’m older. Now, that I yearn for life lessons and truly enjoy the little moments in life. How many times do we wish we had one more chance, one more moment with a love one that is not with us anymore? In this story Mitch has that chance. It’s a must read!

Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines – This book is like sitting with a friend while he shares some very entertaining stories.  So, there you are listening to the stories saying, “Yes, I get you!”; and by the end of the night this friend and his stories motivated you and gave you the most amazing positive vibes.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur – This is an amazing empowering book. A must read for women. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter deals with a different pain. This gives each chapter a different purpose. The poetry and illustrations speak about the experience of violence, abuse, loss, love, and our femininity.

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson – This is what I’m currently reading. I’m not so much a fan of self help books, but this one was highly recommended. It’s an easy fun read, so far. It feels like when my best friend and I give each other advise. You know, real advise, not those sugar coated words.

“in life, we have a limited amount of fucks to give. So you must choose your fucks wisely.”

I also want to share a Spanish book that I absolutely love. It is definitely on my list of favorites. El Alquimista / The Alchemist by Pablo Coelho. I first read this book when I was 17 years old. I’ve read it several times after that. It’s a book that tells me to never loose hope. I feel very connected to the story of Santiago’s journey.

Now, for Diego’s current favorite: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert.

Please, share with me your favorite must read books.

-xo