LWP Bookclub: The redo

One of the things I’ve really been working on is following through on things.  I’m very good at this when it comes to my business and my couples.  But I fail miserably in my day to day life.  I’m that person who thinks of a thoughtful gift to get someone and then never actually puts it in the mail.  I give birthday presents months later.  I come up with little projects around the house that I want to do and never get around to finishing them.  And worst of all…I start books and don’t finish them.  Kind of like I started this blog bookclub and then never followed through.  Full disclosure…I couldn’t get into You Are Here.  Actually…I could really get into it I just couldn’t finish it.  It’s one of those books that is so full of amazing information but it’s deep…really deep…and I found myself exhausted after reading a few chapters.  I was talking to Christy about it the other day and she said it’s one of those books she picks up when she feels like she needs it and I think that is what it is perfect for.  A little bit of balance and perspective when you need it.


I had sort of given up on reading when my best friend, Sidne, forced me to read The Hunger Games.  I was quite resistent and then all the sudden I became obsessed.  I read all three books in a few weeks and just couldn’t get enough.  Katniss and I were besties to say the least.  Then when Gary was gone and I had a lot of free time on my hands I started reading the 50 Shades books.  Once again become insanely obsessed and sort of had an epiphany about myself and reading.  I love to read fiction.  I love that feeling of burying myself in a good book and just living there for a few weeks.  That being said…I know how important it is to read business books and ‘life’books as some may call them.  So I came up with a new idea that I am going to try my sincere hardest to follow through on.  Instead of making this bookclub business centered…I’m going to throw in fiction.  So every month or two…I will put up 2 books.  One fiction and one business.  Kind of like the fiction book is a reward for finishing the business book.  I know it sounds silly but I think it just might work!  And this will give sufficient time to get over the book hangover that comes with a really great book.


Here are my picks for this month:


Fiction: Gone Girl – I’ve heard amazing things about this book.  Plus they’re making a movie so we obviously have to read it first.

Business: The Strengthsfinder – My mom gave me this book to read before the retreat and I’m a few pages in and pretty impressed.  I think it’s going to be a good one. 🙂


  • Jennifer - July 12, 2013 - 8:41 am

    We just had to read Strength Finders for my masters program and take the test. It was really interesting, definitely has a few flaws but I found that the characteristic test was almost dead on! I’m hoping to read Gone Girl this summer, it has been on my list for a while!ReplyCancel

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