Recent Book Favs – Aug 2019

At the beginning of 2019, I wrote a post about resolutions I had made for myself. One of those resolutions was to continue reading throughout the year!

Thus far, I think I’ve done a pretty good job! I’ve been crossing a lot of books off my list, and I plan to cross off more! Since moving to Minneapolis, I also started a book club which definitely helps motivate me. I love meeting with the girls to discuss (or not discuss 🙃) the books –– so much fun!

I thought I’d share some recent book favorites of mine in case you were needing to add any to your reading list 🙂


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The Radium Girls, by Kate Moor

Radium Girls

Lip. Dip. Paint. This is a story about the young women who were exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium during WW1. This book blew my mind –– as I kept reading more and more, I had to continuously remind myself that this really happened and wasn’t made up.

Next Year in Havana, Chanel Cleeton

Next Year in Havana

After her grandmother’s death, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity and uncovers a family secret hidden since the revolution. I love how this story was written –– it jumps back and forth between perspectives, and is so authentic.

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, Hendrik Groen

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen 83 ¼ Year Old is written as an actual diary of a pensioner in an assisted living home in Amsterdam. The characters were very real –– I loved the dark whit and stubbornness of Hendrik the most. The story was very amusing and completely genuine.


These are just a few of my favorites this past year. I’ll definitely share some others, as I am reading some great books right now!

Let me know your book suggestions in the comments below!

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