Welcome to the Middle Years Journey Book Club
Now that summer is approaching, I’m hoping to get in some much-needed reading time! I usually listen to my books on audio while driving, or at work while I’m plugging away. This summer, I am determined to read at least 1 book per month. Keyword: determined.
Generally, when looking for books, I go to Barnes & Noble to look them over, go home and order them on Amazon (I don’t pay that high price for Prime for nothing), go to my local library (yes, those still exist), or used bookstores (those are few and far between). Recently, I stumbled upon an awesome website www.bookfinder.com. You simply type the author or keyword, and it will connect you with online booksellers.
A lot of the books on my shelves are used. There’s an upside and a downside to this. The upside: I can get them for as little as $1.50, I’ve never paid more than $10.00 for my books, and you can find such a great assortment of little-known authors and titles. The downside: Some of these books are no longer in print. That’s a small price to pay to be able to find something that you are interested in.
Some of the books that I will recommend for The Middle Years Journey Book Club will be out of print, but somewhat easy to find. If I suggest something that you are interested in, feel free to comment or drop me an email and I will help you locate it.
Without further ado, here are my June Book Club Selections:
A New Model; What Confidence, Beauty & Power Really Look Like, Ashley Graham – I have been an admirer of Ashley Graham for quite some time. Being a “plus sized” woman myself, I longed to see more representation in print and TV ads. Then “IT” happened, Ashley, graced the cover of Sports Illustrated. In checking out Lane Bryant’s latest sale, I came across the ad for this book and had to get it. This will make for a great beach read! In my “plus sized” swimsuit and all!!
The Confident Woman Start Today Living Boldly Without Fear, Joyce Meyer – Joyce Meyer is a well-known Christian author and speaker. She has penned over 25 books about spirituality, finding inner peace, and self-fulfillment and growth. In this book, she discusses having confidence in our choices and lives and living boldly without fear. Very good lessons to learn!
Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert – This book was included in my March Sparkle Hustle Grow subscription box, and had been on my wish list for months. Elizabeth Gilbert is also the author of the book turned movie “Eat, Pray, Love”. In Big Magic, she talks about living a “creative” life, and the importance of not letting fear take over.
Big Girl: How I gave up dieting & got a life, Kelsey Miller – This book follows Kelsey though her personal transformation. Coming to the realization that something needed to change in her life, she gave up on the crash diets, dysfunctional family members, food and image issues, to become a better person. This is something that I believe have ALL encountered in our lifetimes.
I hope you find some of these titles of interest! If you have read any of these or want to, drop me a line and let me know what you think!
Also, if YOU have any suggestions for the MYJ Book Club, I’ll all ears!!
Until next time,