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My Favorite Books of 2016

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I hope you all are having a wonderful season. For my final post of the year, I wanted to share some of my favorite books that I read in 2016. I try to share as many of the books I read as possible on this blog, though I do try and weed out the ones I truly dislike. These books were the tops of the year though…the ones that when I put them down, I just had that “wow” moment of true satisfaction.

Also please note that this shouldn’t be taken as a list of my favorite books which were released in 2016 (you can find some great recommendations for that here, via NPR)

Red Sparrow. I love a well written thriller which keeps me up at night and where the plot doesn’t make me roll my eyes (too much). Red Sparrow is not only all of this, but also manages to be incredibly informative and interesting with all sorts of insights into various aspects of spy craft. The author himself, Jason Matthews, worked for the CIA for more than three decades, which makes it all the more interesting. Red Sparrow is part of a trilogy, and all three are quite good.

When Breath Becomes Air. I know you’ve seen this around everywhere – recommended lists, bookshops, etc. In my opinion, absolutely worth the hype. I’ve re-read this a few times and it has one of the most touching final paragraphs I have ever come across. Continue Reading

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5 Books That Changed My Life

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Weekend Update

Thank you all for the kind comments and emails after my last three year anniversary post. I very much appreciate them and loved reading each and every one! Here is my weekend update, with what I’ve been reading and…

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Weekend Update

Happy Friday! Here are some of my updates from the last few weeks – wishing you a wonderful weekend! 1. While on my quest for a travel wallet about a month ago, I became distracted by some excellent looking…

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Weekend Update

Here are some updates and recommended reading right before we start the weekend. Happy Friday! 1. First, a quick update on my search for the warmest parka. My Canada Goose Kensington parka finally arrived from being on backorder, and…

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Holiday Gifts 2013

Last year I shared some of my favorite gifts, and my original goal was to do the same exactly one year later (I’m a few days late…). Here are some of the gifts I’ve found this year, for both…

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Weekend Update

Some items that I am enjoying and reading this weekend… 1. I really enjoyed this article via The Huffington Post about the most important question you should be asking yourself. I’m usually not a fan of these “how to…