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Friday, January 29, 2016

January Books

My Five on Friday is a list of books that I had read and the last one  I just started.
My list of books look like a list of self-improvement and in some way they are. Maybe it had something to do with it being the start of a new year.
But that didn't last long, I'm ending the month with two books of fiction.

The Miracle Morning Audiobook
  • The Miracle Morning by Hal Enrod.  This book is about how something as simple as a small routine each morning can make a change in one's life. He uses the letters SAVERS to use as the reminder of what to do each day. A time of Silence. Affirmation. Visualization.  Exercise. Read. Scrip or write. The book itself was boring and like a sell pitch for himself. But the idea is a good one.

It Starts with Food Audiobook
  • It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. I would recommend this book. At times has some very technical nutritional information but they do explain it where it's understandable. At first I wasn't sure if I could do this for 30 days but I am and will tell more about my experience in my next post, which I'm almost done writing it.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Audiobook

  • The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Maybe you would like it but I didn't. I thought it was a waste of time and money. That's the best I can say about this book.
Me Before You: A Novel | Jojo Moyes
  • Me Before You by JoJo Moyer. I so enjoyed this book.  Louisa goes to work for a man who is in a wheelchair with no will to live after a 6 months agreement with his parents. She ends up falling in love with him hoping that he felt the same way and would want to live past the agreed time. A heartfelt love story. Made me think what would I do in that situations. There is a sequel called After You. I plan on reading that one too.
Flash Audiobook
  • Flash, The Homeless Donkey by Rachel Anne Ridge. I will put here what the publisher wrote. I haven't gotten very far in the book to tell what I think.  
The heartwarming tale of an irrepressible donkey who needed a home - and forever changed a family.
Rachel Anne Ridge was at the end of her rope. The economy had crashed, taking her formerly thriving business along with it. She had been a successful artist, doing work she loved, but now she felt like a failure. How would her family pay their bills? What would the future hold? If only God would somehow let them know that everything was going to be all right... and then Flash the donkey showed up.
If there is ever a good time to discover a wounded, frightened, bedraggled donkey standing in your driveway, this wasn't it. The local sheriff dismissed Flash as "worthless". But Rachel didn't believe that, and she couldn't turn him away. She brought Flash into her struggling family during their darkest hour - and he turned out to be the very thing they needed most.
Flash is the true story of their adventures together in learning to love and trust; breaking down whatever fences stood in their way; and finding the strength, confidence, and faith to carry on. Prepare to fall in love with Flash: a quirky, unlikely hero with gigantic ears, a deafening bray, a personality as big as Texas, and a story you'll never forget.

Linking up 
With Amy at love made my home


  1. A very varied reading list. The 4th book sounds very interesting.

  2. So many people having been raving about Tidying Up but I'm with you. I didn't like it at all. Heck, I'm not going to give up my fabric just because I haven't used it in a few years! (Ha ha)

    I reserved Flash from the library. If I don't like it at least I won't have spent money on it!

    Thanks for sharing your list. I'm always on the lookout for my next good book.

    (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

  3. I loved Me Before You. I read the sequel too--not as goos, but worth the time.

  4. An interesting list of books. I've heard so much about the Tidying up book, but haven't felt motivated to read it.

  5. Sounds like a mixed bag of reading there. Glad that you enjoyed some of them, hope that the new one is good. Thank you for joining Five On Friday, happy weekend! xx

  6. Ooh! I'm always looking for new things to read. I've go the Moyes downloaded on my kindle already- but now I'm going to look the other ones up. Thanks for the list!

  7. I loved Me Before You, I have the follow-up but haven't read it yet. I don't want someone telling me how to tidy up, I need a bit of clutter, it's a home after all.


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