Recent Reads

This year I set a goal to read more books and to try different types of genres. These are my most recent reads. 

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  • The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

I saw this book on Bellerist’s book of the month for January. The story is about four siblings who go to a fortune teller at a young age. Throughout the book you see their destiny unfold. But what is most intriguing is the theory. Did their destinies turn out that way because they believed what the fortune teller told them, or was it fate all along? Throughout the book readers see what happens to each character and if the fortune teller was right all along.

Quote: 
"'Ever heard of Heraclitus?” Varya shakes her head. “Greek philosopher. Character is fate—that’s what he said. They’re bound up, those two, like brothers and sisters. You wanna know the future?” She points at Varya with her free hand. “Look in the mirror.'"  
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

This book! I have to say is a must read. If you want to get out there and make something of yourself, you must read this book. I learned a lot from this book. Not just to not give a fuck about a lot of things, but to select the few things to give fucks about. 

Quote:
“You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of fucks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around giving a fuck about everything and everyone without conscious thought or choice—well, then you’re going to get fucked.”
  • The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

OMG! I just finished this book two nights ago. It's the first mystery novel I read as an adult and I loved it! The book is about a previous child psychologist, Anna Fox, who has agoraphobia (fear of places and crowds) so she does not leave her house. She drinks wine every day as she goes about her activities. One day Fox sees something happen in her new neighbor's home from her window. Did she imagine it? Was she hallucinating? Her life beings to crumble and she’s not even sure if what she saw was real. The twist and turns of this novel will keep you on your toes. It’s insane how it ends. I loved it. 

Quote: 
“Shaw also said, alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.” 
 
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What are you currently reading? If you guys have any recommendations for books to read, please let me know and comment below! 

xoxo- Liza