December 2018 Books

This is my last stack of books for 2018! I’m anticipating reading a lot of books over the course of the next few months as I’m home on maternity leave cuddling a little newborn and I seriously can not wait! Don’t forget, you may view all of my past book reviews by clicking here.


Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth // Ina May Gaskin
I was really excited for this book after I found myself really enjoying her other book; however, this one was a little too “crunchy” for me. I tend to have a conservative approach to our health and wellness, but this was on a new level. For example, home births are not my thing — I’m all for diffusing essential oils, taking supplements instead of medications, and changing my diet for the sake of my health but when I am giving birth, give me a sterile hospital room because once that baby is here I want to come home to my nice clean sheets. ;)

My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired // Benjamin Spall + Michael Xander
This book was SO inspiring! I’m thinking that I probably won’t have the best morning routine these next few months as we adjust to a new schedule of baby sleeping + eating around the clock, but this is something I’d love to incorporate into my life once he gets on his own little schedule. I used to have a really solid morning routine and I felt like it really helped me set my day up for success.

The Vaccine Friendly Plan // Paul Thomas M.D. + Jennifer Margulis Ph.D.
I always love these types of books — not only are they super informative, they just really make you think about the decisions that you’re making for yourself and your family. Would highly recommend this book if you’re interested in an alternative vaccine schedule for your children.

5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life // Bill Eddy
My love for psychology once again shines through — I usually just add random psych books to my library request list and this was one of them. After dealing with a couple of crazies this past year, this book was actually really applicable! ;)

You Don’t Own Me // Mary Higgins Clark + Alafair Burke
You guys know that MHC is one of my favorite authors and this one didn’t disappoint! These are such easy reads and after whipping through so many non-fiction books this month, it was refreshing to read a page-turning thriller by one of my favorites!

Live the Life You Love // Barbara Sher
I found the recommendation for this book in a magazine article and was really excited to read it; unfortunately, it wasn’t really what I was looking for. I felt like most of the info didn’t feel new to me and felt a little redundant. I did, however, start reading another book by her (they both became available as e-books through my library at the same time) and I am really enjoying this one so I’ll be sure to share it in my January 2019 book review at the end of this month!

What are you currently reading?
Any book recommendations that I should read in the new year?