My Travel Book Club :
I love to read while on vacation! Here are some of my FAVORITE books that will be sure to keep your attention when flying through the air at 1000 MPH, or perhaps the veranda of your hotel? You will find that I mostly promote fiction and non fiction (some people have incredible stories to tell) - I also enjoy self help books that promote minimalism and easy living styles. I am also a psychology graduate, so I enjoy mental health books as well. Basically, If I recommend it to my friends - then I am recommending it to YOU. Let me know if you've read any good books lately, I am always looking for a good read - you can chat with me below!
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Where the Crawdads Sing:
For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl.
The Secret Life of Bees:
Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. ... This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock:
The story takes place in the late 1700's in London and it is an era of duchess and royalties, businessman and oddities. Mr. Hancock is a businessman on the outskirts of London and his greatest investment sends him to London's most expensive brothel house where he meets a tantalizing woman. This is a story of strange things, love and priceless gifts.
Ishmael Beah tells his life story of growing up in Sierre Leone. An incredible memoir of a boy soldier in one of the most corrupt countries in that time. His story is one of the most incredible ones I've ever read - it's almost unbelievable.
A Long Way Gone:
The Catcher in the Rye:
A novel by J.D. Salinger published in 1951. The novel details two days in the life of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from prep school. Confused and disillusioned, Holden searches for truth and rails against the “phoniness” of the adult world.
The 10X Rule:
The only rule you need to know in life about getting ahead or just getting started. Grant Cardone is AMAZING and I have read practically all of his books. This is by far my favorite and most informative for any person.
The Art of Racing in the Rain:
Not all dogs return as men, they say; only those who are ready. ... A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life…as only a dog could tell it.
An allegorical novel, The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd in his journey to the pyramids of Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding a treasure there.
Lale's true and incredible story of how he became Auschwitz's tatooist. The position granted him a small sense of security and the ability to help others during one of the darkest times in history. Lale holds on to love and hope and this is a timeless story of how love conquers ALL THINGS. A truly incredible story - and if you have any plans on visiting the memorial sites of the concentration camps, I would recommend this book entirely.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz:
The book that started it all for me! I read this book in one day (no kidding!) I just could not put it down for the life of me. This book does a great job on the philosophy of minimalism and also HOW to start being more minimal in your belongings. The book asks important questions that you are forced to ask yourself. It was a big AHA moment for me honestly.
Optimize Your BNB:
A wonderful self help book on creating the BEST Airbnb for your extra income. If using your home as an Airbnb has been on your mind, I highly recommend this book! I have just became a cohost with a friend of mine on Treasure Island, Fl and this book has been INVALUABLE!
An Astronauts Guide To Life On Earth:
Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories, his vivid and refreshing insights will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth-especially your own.