Book Report: Jan/Feb 2017

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After completing the fifty books challenge last year, I have to say that I've been terrible about finding time to read in the first two months of the new year. It's certainly not for lack of good books, as my to-read list has been growing. I ditched several books including Sweetbitter (it was good, but I just wasn't able to get into it) and Tools of Titans, which I just straight up didn't like. So, I ended up reading six books in the past two months.

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Weiking
You all know I love being cozy, so this was an obvious choice. It's a very quick read full of lots of little tips for making all aspects of your life more hygge.

The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna
This was another really quick read as it's a blend of art and text surrounding the idea of following your dreams.

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
First of all, the front and inside covers of this book are totally gorgeous with a glittering, black-and-gold motif. The story is set in Manhattan in the year 2118 where all of the characters live in a thousand floor tower (the higher floors indicate more wealth, kind of a similar concept to Snowpiercer). The storyline is essentially a futuristic Gossip Girl, with all of the teen drama and scandal. As usual, it was hard for me to get into because of my dislike for YA novels, but this one had just enough depth for me to be able to enjoy it.

$2.00 a Day Living On Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn J. Edin
I can't remember how I came across this book, but the title grabbed my attention and it was certainly very interesting. This book looks at the lives of American families in different regions who have virtually no income to rely on, neither from employment nor welfare. 

The Living Clearly Method by Hilaria Baldwin
This was a little guide to approaching life with mindful movement, breathing, meditation and the like. It also includes recipes and workout ideas. 

Class by Lucinda Rosenfeld
Still in progress reading this one, but it is about a mother in Brooklyn who faces an internal challenge to her diehard liberal political beliefs when the socioeconomic issues she has always defended hit closer to home.