Saturday, August 25, 2012


This summer I have been trying to read more. I wanted to post a few recommendations for you in case you were looking for a good book or series to read. I have read two series this summer that I am so excited about. Waiting for 3rd books to come out soon.

She turns to the future in a world that’s falling apart.
For sixteen-year-old Tris, the world changes in a heartbeat when she is forced to make a terrible choice. Turning her back on her family, Tris ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs.

Also look for the sequel:  Insurgent and a third book to come out soon.

Another young adult series I read:
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

Also look for the sequels: Crossed and Reached (coming soon).

And finally, for something a little more practical: 

The success stories speak for themselves in this book from money maestro Dave Ramsey. Instead of promising the normal dose of quick fixes, Ramsey offers a bold, no-nonsense approach to money matters, providing not only the how-to but also a grounded and uplifting hope for getting out of debt and achieving total financial health.
Ramsey debunks the many myths of money (exposing the dangers of cash advance, rent-to-own, debt consolidation) and attacks the illusions and downright deceptions of the American dream, which encourages nothing but overspending and massive amounts of debt. "Don't even consider keeping up with the Joneses," Ramsey declares in his typically candid style. "They're broke!"

Listened to this on a couple long car rides along with some of his other lectures and I am a total believer, from experience. Jer and I have started following Dave's baby steps to financial peace and it has been one of the best things for us.

Some of our favorite things to say this summer in reference to this book, "I am a gaselle" and "Live like no one else so later you can live like no one else."

Although I have read a few other great books, these are the ones that I enjoyed the most this summer. Hope you can enjoy them too!

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