I’m continuing to progress with my 2015 Book Challenge and have read a total of 11 books thus far. I’ve already shared with you what I read in January and early February and wanted to keep you updated on my latest reads and discuss a few of them with you!
Since I last updated you, I read an additional 5 books.
I love reading any of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels. They’re a continuance of the same character but always contains a little action, a little drama and for me it’s a quick read because I love these sort of books. You may remember that they just recently made a Jack Reacher movie starring Tom Cruise.
The Invention of Wings ended up being a fantastic book I was glad I read. It’s one of Oprah’s book club selections and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s based in the early 1800’s in Charleston where slavery is very prominent and it tells the story from two perspectives; Sarah Grimke (slave owner’s daughter) & Hetty (a young slave). It’s beautifully written with part of the story being factual and depicts a time period in our history that is truly captivating and leaves you awestruck that this took place in our very country less than 200 years ago. I think you’ll enjoy it.
The book I just finished last night was Skin Cleanse. It’s written by Adrina Grigore, founder of the organic skincare line S.W. Basics. It’s a book designed to educate and inform us of the simple, all-natural program for clear, calm and happy skin. I was drawn to read the book after I had stumbled upon learning of her skincare line and immediately went to purchase an array of the products. I struggle daily with my skin, it’s a constant frustration for me and I’m at my wits end. The beautiful explanation behind her skincare line is removing the harsh chemicals that are in most every other beauty product and treat your skin the same as you would your body (in terms of what you eat). Her products contain very few ingredients and all of which you recognize and likely could find in your kitchen pantry (i.e. organic coconut oil, organic rosewater, organic olive oil, organic apple cider vinegar, organic jojoba oil, organic oat flour, etc). —- clearly you get the point. It’s really pure and lacking all the fancy words that = chemicals and bad for you and your skin. I figured, what did I have to lose?
Well I’m loving the products and wanted to learn more about Adrina’s reasoning for creating the line and how through her own personal struggle of terrible skin issues she created this program, skin cleanse, to help us achieve beautiful skin. Let me just tell you… if you don’t want to get rid of your current skincare products and would rather not know what’s all inside that fancy bottle you purchase every couple of months…. then don’t read this book. If you’re willing to inform yourself then you’ll be blown away by what you learn. It’s written in Adrina’s voice, so yes there are some fancy skincare words throughout the text but it’s all devised to make you understand it, get encouraged by it and ultimately she provides you with a slew of DIY recipes of things you can do right in your kitchen to take care of your entire body! Hands down, I recommend reading this book. It’s really been an eye-opener for me.
Well, I’m onto my selection of books & I’ll be back to update you in another month!
Keep Living a Stylized Life.