8 In life

What I’m Reading This Month


I have a confession: I have a really hard time finishing books! Maybe it’s a flaw or maybe it’s a strength, but I just cannot bring myself to finish a book if I’m not obsessed with it. So, as much as I’ve loved doing Book Club here all this time, I’ve decided to make a tiny change. I still love sharing what I’m reading, so that’s exactly what I’ll do! But instead of an official “book of the month” it’ll be the books that I have on my Kindle or nightstand. It’ll still give you reading ideas but also take some pressure off of me to finish books I start if they aren’t that awesome. Sound good?

Here’s what I’ve been reading this month…

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
From Amazon: “Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.”

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
From Amazon: “Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?”

The Danish Way of Parenting: A Guide to Raising the Happiest Children in the World by Jessica Alexander and Iben Sandahl
From Amazon: “Denmark, a small country famous for Hans Christian Andersen and the Little Mermaid, has consistently been voted as having the happiest people in the world for over 40 years in a row. In 2013 they were, again voted in first place by the World Happiness Report. What is the secret to their satisfied success? This deeply insightful book takes a look at the way Danish children are raised and offers a profound parenting theory that claims to be the at the crux of their continued happiness. Respected Danish psychotherapist and American author, Sandahl and Alexander, have teamed up to share some compelling research and experience that gives an eye-opening look at Danish parenting and life philosophy that yields some pretty powerful results.”


What are you reading this month?


  • Reply
    Mary-Kate Burkert
    October 21, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Me Before You is such a great book! My mom introduced it to me, and I could not be more grateful. It really opened my eyes and heart, and I hope it does the same for you, Natalie!

  • Reply
    October 21, 2015 at 7:16 am

    A wonderful parenting book that I’d highly recommend is anything by Janet Lansbury especially No Bad Kids. I taught in constructivist preschool for 6 years before having my daughter. We recommend this book to our parents and now as a mom of a 16 month old it’s a great reminder for me. I think you’d like it a lot.
    Curious about that Danish book. Might have to check it out.

  • Reply
    Urban Wife
    October 21, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    I loved Me Before You, and it got me hooked on reading the rest of the author’s books! Right now I’m reading “All The Light We Cannot See” and “The Girl on the Train”.

  • Reply
    ali grace | cookies and grace
    October 21, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Me Before You is on my list! Right now I’m reading The Nightingale and Daring Greatly — and loving them both!!

  • Reply
    Alys | A Girl Who Reads
    October 22, 2015 at 2:38 am

    I like the new book club plan … what a great place to read a book as well

  • Reply
    October 22, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Can’t wait to read Why Not Me too! <3

  • Reply
    November 15, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Love this! Where did you get the brown leather phone case/wallet in the pic? I am looking for something similar.

  • Reply
    April 18, 2016 at 3:34 am

    It’s great to read something that’s both enjoyable and provides prsdaatimgc solutions.

  • Leave a Reply