Emily & Einstein by Linda Francis Lee
This was an interesting book. I believe it was passed on from either my mom or my grandma...a few years ago. However, I finally got around to reading it a month or so ago. This book is about a husband and wife whose marriage is on the rocks. One evening, the husband is killed in a car accident. He comes back to life in the body of a dog. When I started reading this, I thought what in the world? But stay with me. The wife ultimately ends up adopting this dog and the book follows their life together after his death. You hear from both sides, which keeps things interesting. It is a neat story, one I was a little skeptical of, but ended up enjoying.
The Broker by John Grisham
Another book I had sitting around for quite some time. This is about a lawyer that gets pardoned from his prison sentence by the president on his way out of office. The idea was that this lawyer, nicknamed "The Broker," would be sent to a foreign company where he would assume a new identity, only to have his location leaked so that those who were after him prior to his sentence would eventually kill him. This way the government would know exactly who was after them and what they were up against. He was somewhat of a sitting duck. However, "The Broker," had a few tricks up his sleeve as well. I found a few parts of this book slow, and then the ending a bit too quick, but overall I thought it was a very clever book. If you are a fan of John Grisham, then I think this book would be up your alley.
Strong Looks Better Naked by Khloe Kardashian
Khloe is probably my favorite Kardashian. When I heard she had a book, it went on my Christmas list. I wasn't even sure exactly what this book was about, but I knew I wanted to read it regardless. I was SO pleasantly surprised with how much I truly enjoyed this book. She touches on all aspects of her life. The main focus is obviously her fitness journey, hence the name, but she covers quite a bit more, too. I would definitely suggest reading it. While I have been doing pretty well with my work outs this year, reading this just heightened my motivation even more.
Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist
This book is so good. I read both this book and Khloe's book on the plane rides to and from Florida. I loved them both so much, but as high as Khloe's left me, this one was the extreme opposite. The only way I can think to explain it, is that this book left me emotionally drained. Just wrecked. Shauna gives you all these different life stories with recipes to go with them. They just make you feel. I may have felt more touched by this because she lives in Chicago and vacations in Michigan, close to where my family goes, so the setting was very familiar in a way. When I say it (rather, when I type it), it doesn't make any sense, but I loved this book, even though I felt awful afterwards. I apologize, as this is probably not a great book review at all and may turn you off, but I definitely suggest reading this book. And if you do, let me know your thoughts. I am curious if I am the only person that felt this way!
I can't wait to see what others have been reading lately. If you have a recommendation, please leave your suggestion in the comments!