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3 Books To Deepen Your Love

3 Books To Deepen Your Love for Date Night

Looking to connect deeper with your partner?

There are countless date night ideas out there, but what better way to spend quality time with your loved one is with a date night read.

Wine Reading Glasses Cartoon

Put on your reading glasses and check out these 3 books that will deepen your love!

 

Books for Relationships

Meaning of Marriage by Gary Chapman

The Meaning of Marriage - 3 Books To Deepen Your Relationship

The Meaning of Marriage came recommended the year my husband and I were getting married and we had a helpful book discussion with some mentors of ours. Now I recommend it to everybody! Yes, that includes those who are married, engaged to be married, or not married.

Your relationship needs a solid foundation to grow from. THIS is the book for that.

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5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

5 Love Languages - 3 Books To Deepen Your Relationship

“I feel like your don’t love me.”

“I don’t have to say I love you because you should know it.”

“Spending time is better than spending money.”

Agree or disagree with any of the above statements? This comes down to how you feel and give love. Everybody’s “love tank” can be filled different ways and it is important to know your own as well as your partners and families.

The 5 Love Languages is hands-down the best relationship book. However, this book is definitely not just for married couples. You can read my full review here.

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Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

Total Money Makeover - 3 Books To Deepen Your Relationship

The second biggest reason for divorce is money. Don’t let this happen to you. Get on the same page with your partner about money.

There are plenty of books on money; Total Money Makeover is just one of the endless of books on personal finance. But Dave Ramsey is one of the most commonly known and is credited for helping thousands of people dig themselves out of debt.

((Already read Dave Ramsey, check out some other finance books I recommend here)

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I hope you can find yourself a partner who will hold your shopping bags …and your library haul! 🙂

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3 Books To Deepen Your Love for Date Night

Book to Movie Adaptations 2018

3 Books I’m Reading Before They Premier on the Big Screen

I won’t bore you with the whole the-book-is-better-than-the-movie shebang.

Yes, wholeheartedly I agree the books will give so much more depth than watching the movie adaptation or TV series. However, I’ve definitely been guilty a few times of viewing before reading. Shhhh.

Anyway, you care about the list, right?

Here are some 2018 movie adaptations coming soon that I want to pick up the book before watching.

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Two Money Books for Your New Year’s Resolution

Two Books for Your Financial Goals

(that is not Ramsey or Kiyosaki)

Are you one to set goals in the new year? Is one of those goals a financial goal?

Do you have a solid, achievable goal for your financial new year’s resolution? Or do you know things have to change financially but don’t know where to start?

Either way, here are two books published in 2017 that will help you for the New Year!

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11 Favorite Books From 2017

11 of my Favorite Books From 2017

I should open this list by saying that these are books I’ve read in 2017 – but all of the books on this list are written in either 2016 or 2017!  (Apparently I’m a half of year behind.)

Whether they are published in 2016 or in 2017, they are still great books that I recommend any year you pick them up!

If you are struggling this holiday to figure out what to get a family member or friend who enjoys a good book, any of these would work as a great gift!

Are you personally looking for a good book to get yourself out of reading funk and back into the reading groove? All books below are ones I highly recommend!

 

On my list this year, I’ve got 2 fiction, 5 young adult, and 4 non-fiction (2 of which are memoirs).

Let’s get to it!

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2017 Book Recommendations

Fiction

Small Great Things

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Published October 11th 2016

Can Jodi Picoult write a bad book? I don’t think she can. Obviously, Small Great Things is a wonderfully written novel. But I think that this is the most relevant, relate-able, and most important piece of work by Picoult. Full Review >

Where to BuyAmazon • Barns&Noble • Target • iBooks

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NEVER Run Out Of Books To Read

Have you ever thought, “What book should I read next?”

Don’t have time to scan the New Releases at the bookstore or library?

None of your books on goodreads to-read shelf look appealing?

I’ve got the solution for you:

Book Bloggers!

 

Book Bloggers?

Yes, there are blogs out there that just talk about good books.

(I’m not just talking about my own – there are so many bloggers out there!)

Nobody has enough time to go through all the books coming out now-a-days. Why don’t you let other people do that for you!

You know that friend that you always go to for that delicious recipe she made last week? Or that other friend that keeps you up to-date on the celeb gossip?

Yea, these book bloggers could be THAT friend.

You’ll always know what book to pick up next that is going to hit the spot.

They’ll for sure know what book to read next.

 

Who To Follow

I’ve started my community on Goodreads. So we’ll start there:

  • Brittney ~ Her Bookish Things – follow on Goodreads
    • I found Brittney on goodreads because she reads and reviews just about everything I would.  We’d definitely would be friends in real life.
    • Interests: Matcha tea, Hand Lettering, Being outdoors and surrounded by trees, Reading until I fall asleep
    • Genres: fantasy, historical fiction
    • Goodreads profile
    • Blog
    • Instagram

 

  • Chelsea Humphrey  – follow on Goodreads
    • Chelsea also reads and reviews just about everything I would. She also shares what her and her kids are reading!
    • Interests: Reading (clearly), Roller Coasters, Traveling, Fitness
    • Genres: Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense and YA fiction
    • Goodreads profile
    • Blog
    • Instagram

 

  • Anas Attic Book Blog  – follow on Goodreads

    • Anas Attic Book Blog is your go-to for romance and erotica. Looking for one for 99 cents? She’s got you covered as well.
    • Interests:  Books, music and her kids
    • Genres: romantica, contemporary romance, erotic romance, chick lit, some paranormal
    • Goodreads profile
    • Blog
    • Instagram

 

There are also book reviewers I found via YouTube, such as:

  • Merphy Napier – follow on YouTube
    • Releases videos every Tuesday and Saturday! Want to fan girl with someone? This is your girl. (On top of her regular book videos, I’m following her journey of discovering classic books!)
    • Also side note, she just published her own book, Perfection.
    • Genres: Fiction, classics, fantasy
    • Goodreads profile
    • Youtube

 

  • gabbyreads – follow on YouTube
    • Gabby releases multiple videos a week and you can’t help but smile right along with her. She is also quite active on goodreads.
    • Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Thriller
    • Goodreads profile
    • YouTube


I

could go on and on about other book bloggers / bookstagrammers / goodreads reviewers.

The list is always expanding.

But these ladies are ones I know I can rely on to get me out of that reading slump.

NEVER Run Out Of Books To Read

Do you know of other people who you rely on for book suggestions? Let me know in the comments!

Read THIS Not THAT: Rethinking Positive Thinking Discussion

Hi all! Trying something a bit differently today.

Instead of doing a book review on Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen, I’d thought I’d do some other books I’d recommend instead.

The following books are like Rethinking Positive Thinking. But they are books that I felt I got more out of.

There are three themes that I’d like to pull out and discuss. For each one, I’ve suggested other nonfiction books that I liked reading more than Rethinking Positive Thinking.

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DID NOT ENJOY THESE BOOKS

Hey all!

So I debated whether or not I should make this video because I don’t like talking negatively about a book. I like to stay positive and helpful. And I know the author put so much hardwork and heart into each word in the story.

But since I had so many book in the past few months that I didn’t quite enjoy, I decided to do this video, quickly running through why I chose not to finish the specific book.

Some of them I Did Not Finish (DNF) but some I did whip through and read til the end. So I didn’t want to call this video / post DNF.

I figure maybe this post can help you make a decision on your next book. If you think the book might appeal to what you like to read, by all means give it a go!

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Nonfiction Book Haul

Hey All!

As you all may have figured out, I check out many many many books from the library. This past month I was looking at all I had checked out and realized that the majority of them were nonfiction books. Actually, 10 out of my 12 books checked out at the time were nonfiction.

I wanted to show you guys what they all were. Check out my video below!

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