By Cree Jones
Reading is a habit that I work hard on because books make me happy! I firmly believe that a good book can change your life and research actually shows that people who read books live longer, on average, than people who don’t. Sparked by a conversation during one of our champagne toasts about who was reading what, I asked all of the Olives what they are currently reading. Here’s what they said:
Jennifer is reading The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle. This guide stresses the importance of living in the present moment and avoiding thoughts of the past or future.
Ann is reading Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner by Joe Hagen. This story is an honest biographical work about a self-made man. For anyone who loves music, this book captures rock culture and all of its highs and lows from the 1960’s to present day and reveals the compelling story of the man at the helm of this iconic magazine. The book, for the most part, paints an unflattering but true portrait of a man who made many compromises on his climb to the top.
Courtney is reading The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll. This mystery novel follows a young woman that has sought to reinvent herself in her adult life after a series of horrifying events during her teen years.
Jaclyn is reading What To Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff. This classic pregnancy guide is a top-selling book on The New York Times Best Seller list and is considered one of the most influential books of the past twenty-five years.
Rachel is reading You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero. It’s an entertaining how-to guide full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to create a life you totally love.
Lauren is reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. It’s a non-fiction book that reads like a novel and depicts a wide range of eccentric personalities in and around the city of Savannah, Georgia in the 1980s.
Kara is reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. In this book, the author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity and offers insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration.
Cassie is reading Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. This is the first book in a seven-book series about Dexter Morgan. It formed the basis of the Showtime television series, Dexter!
Madeline is reading The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Set in South Carolina in 1964, this novel is about a young girl’s journey towards healing and the transforming power of love.
I am reading Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. This novel won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2011. It explores the plight of a working-class African-American family in Mississippi as they prepare for Hurricane Katrina and follows them through the aftermath of the storm.
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*Book descriptions were sourced from Amazon & Wikipedia.