My reading goals took a backseat for most of the month due to several factors, but I managed to read three books toward the end of the month that I'm able to share with you in this month's book report. In order to complete my annual fifty books goal, I need to read 13 more books which is definitely manageable. So, here's what I read during the month of September:
Lessons In French by Hilary Reyl
This story follows a recent college graduate who moves to Paris to work as the assistant to a famous photographer during the fall of the Berlin wall. She becomes intertwined with the photographer's family as well as other interesting characters around Paris. I loved the imagery in this novel and found so many of the conversations intriguing, but I will say that it became quite slow toward the middle and didn't hold my attention as well as it had in the beginning.
Miracles Now: 108 Life-Changing Tools for Less Stress, More Flow, and Finding Your True Purpose by Gabrielle Bernstein
This was a quick read of over one hundred different tools that you can use to remedy negative things in your life like anxiety, stress, and indecision and tools to bring positivity to your life. This would be a great entry point for someone looking to understand manifestation or meditation as she talks through several different mudras and physical techniques in addition to mental ones.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This ended up being one of my favorite books I've read so far this year. If you like sweeping storylines that play out over several decades, this one is for you. It follows a journalist who is tasked to write a story about famous actress Evelyn Hugo, who is known for having been married seven times. However, the story is about so much more than her marriages to various men. It tells a very interesting story about femininity, sexuality, and what it means to control your own destiny.
P.S. You can get a hint as to what I'm reading next in the photo above!