Can you believe we are already in February!? Time goes by so fast! Welcome to my blog whether you are new here or been around for a while! Thank you for visiting and I hope you find these book suggestions helpful. Today I am sharing this months books. If you don’t know how this works, let me explain. I read the books the month prior and then share my thoughts on them! Simple as that. I usually have a goal of reading three books a month but that is not set in stone and this month I actually read four!
Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight: The Six-week Total-life Slim Down By Peter Walsh
I started reading this book and ended up stopping before I finished and I will explain why. I picked up this book because I thought it would be interesting to read. I never intended to actually incorporate the six week plan into my life. So I read as much as I could and stopped when it delved more into specifics of the plan. I never intended to follow the plan because I think I already have a good system. The purpose of this book is to remove clutter or “stuff” in your home, on your body and in your mind. Peter created a plan that tackles de-cluttering rooms in your home, changing your eating habits and developing a healthy mindset. This book is great if you want to learn about mindfulness. Being mindful about what we bring into our homes, what we put into our bodies, the way we chose to spend our time and how we interact with others. If you need a program to get you started this may be a big help for you.
The Whole Town’s Talking By Fannie Flagg
I picked this book up on a whim. I was trying to start reading more fiction based books and less self help. I have a tendency to read self help books. This book started out strong and I enjoyed it but as it went on it started to become too much and the ending was a disappointment. The book is based on a man name Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live and die. The book then goes on about a cemetery that Lordor created for the towns people. The mystery is based around this cemetery and how when people die and are laid to rest in this cemetery they are still talking to each other in death. I really liked the start of this book but after a while it incorporated and was following to many characters and plots for each person with the premises that it always come back to the cemetery. I also hated the ending….spoiler alert!!! When people die and are buried in Still Meadows, the cemetery, they can talk to each other and then they tend to disappear. It is later explained that they are reincarnated and they seem to come back as animals. It was a disappointing end to a book that could have been so much better.
The Perfect Couple By Elin Hilderbrand
This is the first book I read by Elin Hilderbrand and I am currently waiting to get my third one started. As you can tell, I really like this author and her books! Her books are the perfect beach read! The focus of this book is Nantucket wedding season and a couple who plan to tight the knot. I am not going to spoil this one because I recommend you read it. It is a murder mystery about love, wealth and deceit. The timeline jumps around but it is easy to follow and she delves into each character.
The Millionaire Next Door Paperback By Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko
You may or may not find this book fascinating and that will depend on your views and lifestyle. Nothing in this book was a surprise or shock to me. This books discusses seven common traits of those who have accumulated wealth. Those who actually have wealth versus those who like to look they are wealthy and are playing the part. The primary argument of the book is that PAWs (Prodigious Accumulator of Wealth) get that way by living in modest neighborhoods, driving domestic cars, wearing inexpensive clothes, and usually have a blue-collar job that does not come with an expensive lifestyle. They also have sizable nest eggs. While some people with large incomes are out spending their money on expensive cars and clothes while drowning in debt just to look a certain way. I highly recommend reading this book if you want to get a better understanding on how you should live if you want to learn more about wealth building and how most millionaires do it.