Books to read on vacation

Books to read on vacation

My sister and I returned late last night from a relaxing and luxurious girls weekend on the beach.  One of the highlights was to be able to get away, reflect and read without being interrupted.

First, I read No Ordinary Life by Suzanne Redfearn pretty quickly.  The story centers around a single mom struggling to make ends meet until her four-year-old daughter is discovered on YouTube and suddenly she believes all her problems are solved. It is an eye-opening reminder that money cannot buy happiness and also encouraged me to realize that all mothers worry and struggle with their decisions always wondering if they are making the best and right choices for their children.

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Next, I devoured Listen to Your Mother: What she said then, what we’re saying now. These short stories are captivating, honest and got me even more excited for the show in Chicago on May 1.

I’m now reading neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air. This heartbreaking memoir chronicles a terminal cancer diagnosis and although much more serious offers a thought provoking perspective on the meaning of life.

Some of my other favorite reads (regardless if you are able to getaway or not) are Me Before You, Two Kisses for Maddy, Gracefully Grayson and The Family Dinner.

Have you read any of these books?  What are you reading these days? 

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