My Current Reads

I love curling up to a good book! I like reading a mix of both fiction and non-fiction books, depending on my mood. I was in a bit of a reading slump earlier this year, but once I found a few good books I liked, I started to appreciate how rewarding and satisfying it feels to finish a book you truly enjoyed. Today I'm sharing a few of my current reads:

 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This book is about the life of blind French girl and a German boy whose lives intertwine during WWII in occupied France. The prose is incredibly rich and descriptive. I love it when I read a book and feel transported back in time and can visualize the scenes so vividly. It did take me a while to get into this book because it started off kind of slow, but it's a worthwhile read. The storyline is hauntingly beautiful. I can totally see it produced as a Hollywood movie someday with Emma Watson as the lead character hehe.

 Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend & Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan. This trilogy satirical novel series is such a guilty pleasure. The storyline is full of outrageous and hilarious moments full of family drama and scandal. It kind of reminds me of a cross between Gossip Girl, Downtown Abbey and Real Housewives but with Asian people haha. This is a very fun and entertaining read.

 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. This is a powerful, gripping and beautifully written book. I heard great things about this book from friends, and knew it was going to be sad and emotional. Definitely be prepared to shed a tear or two! This book definitely gave me a new appreciation for life and health, especially when I was going through my own health situation learning that I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

 The Life‑Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. While the advice from this book can be a little bit extreme in my opinion (take it with a grain of salt!), there are definitely good takeaways here about decluttering and living with less stuff. It gave me a new perspective on tidying, like if I touch something that doesn't spark joy in me I'll get rid of it rather than hang on to it like my old self the hoarder would do.

 Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. I found this to be a source of great inspiration during a time where I felt lost and stuck. This gem of a book is all about finding the courage to embrace your creativity and pursue your passions. I felt like I received the right message at the right time when I discovered this. Highly recommend! 

Next up on my reading list:

 You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. I quickly browsed through this at the bookstore after seeing a girl reading this intensively one day when I was taking the bus. It seems pretty interesting and looks promising!

 Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind & Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari. My brother let me borrow these after he read them. Not gonna lie, I'm a little intimidated by the thickness of these books, but I'm looking forward to diving in and will ease into these on my own pace.

If you have any suggestions for books that you like and would recommend, leave me a comment. I'd love to hear from you!