Tuesday, September 2, 2014

50 Books in 2014: 31-35

I am finally ahead of schedule (by 2 books) of my goal of reading 50 books in 2014. I am up to 35 books now! I really enjoy reading this much - it feels great to be reading as much as I used to. It was really hard to keep up reading for pleasure while I was in college, so now it feels so great to get to read whatever I want. Here are my reviews of my most recent five reads (p.s. become my friend on GoodReads!: goodreads.com/wildflowerchild)

Also, if anyone is wondering why I didn't post a Tumblr Tuesday today, it is because my computer is hardly working anymore and wouldn't let me copy the pictures...so if I randomly disappear, you can assume that my laptop has finally crashed entirely on me. :(

1. Clutter Rehab: 101 Tips and Tricks to Become an Organization Junkie by Laura Wittman
GoodReads says: "With 101 quick-and-easy projects for organizing your bathroom, kitchen, closet and more, Clutter Rehab takes the stress out of home organizing. As you painlessly tackle piles of toys, stacks of paper and over-spilling drawers, you’ll discover how to make de-cluttering your home an addictive pleasure."
Average Rating: 3.36/5

I said: 4/5 stars, "It was nothing extraordinary, but this book shared plenty of great ideas to simplify the home and reduce clutter."

2. Bhakti: The Art of Eternal Love by

Deep in the rugged Appalachians of North Carolina lies the cove, a dark, forbidding place where spirits and fetches wander, and even the light fears to travel. Or so the townsfolk of Mars Hill believe–just as they know that Laurel Shelton, the lonely young woman who lives within its shadows, is a witch. Alone except for her brother, Hank, newly returned from the trenches of France, she aches for her life to begin..."
Average Rating: 3.63/5

I said: 4/5 stars, "This book started off a bit confusing to me because each chapter switches between characters, and it took me a while to catch on. Once I caught on, I became fully immersed in the story. The last half of the book was mesmerizing - I couldn't put it down until I had finished."

4. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
GoodReads says: "This is a story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules...people who get special pleasure out of doing something well, even if only for themselves...people who know there's more to this living than meets the eye: they'll be right there with Jonathan, flying higher and faster than ever they dreamed."
Average Rating: 3.74/5

I said: 4/5 stars, " I was quite thrown off by this book at first (it's about a seagull), but as I continued to read it, I was able to get past it and enjoy the story for the many messages it contained."

5. Almost Amish by Kathryn Cushman
Julie Charlton is at the breaking point. She's overwhelmed and burned out, and in today's unrelenting society, her kids are, too. When her sister-in-law Susan, a Martha Stewart-in-training, lands the chance to participate in a reality TV series promoting simple living, and needs another family to join her, it seems like the perfect opportunity. The location is an idyllic farm outside an Amish community in Tennessee. Julie, with her two children, joins Susan and her teenage daughter for a summer adventure. Susan needs to succeed in order to become self-sufficient after an ugly divorce, Julie needs to slow down long enough to remember what her priorities are and regain a sense of purpose and meaning. It becomes clear from the start that "living simple" is no simple matter. With the camera watching every move, Susan's drive for perfection feels a lot like what they left behind, while Julie suddenly finds herself needing to stand up for slowing down. With each new challenge, their season of "going Amish" gets more and more complicated, as each woman learns unexpected lessons about herself and her family."
Average Rating: 3.72/5


  1. I need to read Clutter Rehab. Not as much as some do, but still, I need to learn how to get rid of things!


  2. Great post :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get the chance to check out my blog I would be delighted thanks.

    Camille xo


  3. Kudos to you for reading regularly, I find it so hard to find time!

    -- Michelle | MXP STYLE


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