Bookworm Recommendations

There are so many books on my reading list then I continue to add more before I even cross one off. I wanted to let everyone know what I’ve been reading lately. Prior to my trip to Korea I read Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden. This book is the unbelievable tale of a young man’s escape from a work camp in North Korea. It is so well written and the stories the survivor has will make your jaw drop. It brings so many things to light about what life is like in the work camps and gives a glimpse into North Korea post Korean War.

Until last year I never knew who Rachel Hollis was, for those that know I realize I’m a little late to that bandwagon. Nonetheless, my bestie decided we were going to go on a road trip to Nashville for her book party for Girl, Wash Your Face. She bought out tickets and I drove both ways and we still made it back to work the next morning. We decided to leave around lunch, drive almost six hours, attend the book launch party and then drive back. Needless to say, that trip was an adventure in itself. Upon arriving at the party I received a signed copy of the book and got to take a picture with Rachel. While she was speaking to everyone I could feel her energy and passion behind this book. Once I started reading it her words spoke to me and immediately I wanted to take over the world immediately. Typically I read at night however after reading this book I was so charged I could barely get any sleep. Part of the inspiration for writing my book is because of this book and her movie Made for More. Definitely check those out!

My coworker, Laura recently wrote a book called All the Pieces. You can buy it here.  I couldn’t put it down. It’s emotional, raw and shows a story told from different perspectives. There have been so many people I have told about this book, it truly is something amazing. It follows the story of two women and all the pieces of their lives that have been weaved together to tell their story. I highly suggest you check it out.

Any good books you’ve been reading lately?

-J

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