At 50 years old,
I can read what I want and do not need to impress anyone.
My taste is quite simple........
~Light, entertaining, engrossing, with rich characters.
~If it's a DIY type of book, I need it to be clear, informative and have pictures!
~I like books that are inspiring, encouraging, positive and motivate me.
~Southern stories, with funny, quirky, witty southern women, full of "Southernisms" are some of my favorites.
~I also love forensic/criminal minds types of shows so suspense books
in that genre are favorites also.
~I do not like trashy books and definitely no vulgar language. Just not my style.
~I enjoy learning something new but I don't like a book that is too technical.
Remember.....keep it simple for this girl;)
~I'm in awe of those who have faced and/or overcome struggles in life.
~I like books I can read anywhere, and if I need to put them down for a day or three,
I'm not totally lost when I start back up again.
You may absolutely hate my choices or laugh your head off at them.
I haven't read these so if I start one and it is bad, I'll stop.
(Besides the Bible, which is really the book I hope to read more of in 2015:)
Okay, here goes.........
A reminder that as a child of God, He wants me to be a winner.
2. An Absent Mind
About a man and his family fighting the race against time.
Time being swallowed up by the rapid onset of Alzheimers, and how it affects a family.
Reminds me of Still Alice by Lisa Genova, a book I really enjoyed.
3. Speaking of Lisa Genova, I give you her newer book Left Neglected.
Th story of a vibrant woman......wife, mother,friend who is in a tragic car accident leaving her with a traumatic brain disorder that changes everything.
4. Grain Brain
Whether you buy into his eating plan of being wary of wheat, grains and sugar, he does offer useful tips and really valid arguments. And as someone with MS, I have to pay attention to these findings and possibly adapt at least a few in my life.
15. Open Your Eyes.....1,001 Simple Ways to Bring Beauty into Your Home
and Everyday Life.
Alexandra helps you become more attuned to your surroundings-as you set a table, straighten out a linen closet, stroll through a garden, or browse in a thrift shop. Then, through personal anecdotes; examples from masters; a rich array of ideas, tips, and techniques, she reveals hundreds of ways to see and solve problems or proportion, pattern, color, and composition. Her simple suggestions-whether it's changing a lampshade, rearranging treasured objects on a table, or moving a chair-will yield dramatic results.