Back in February, I decided to stop doing book reviews because no one seemed to care. But I miss my book posts. Thankfully I haven’t read much in the past few months. According to Goodreads, I am four books behind on my annual goal! 

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Thriving with Adult ADHD: Skills to Strengthen Executive Functioning by Phil Boissiere

I was diagnosed with ADHD in March. I read this book to learn a bit more. It was well-written but most of the stuff in there were things I was already doing. I feel there is always something to take away and I would recommend this book to those newly diagnosed. 

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp

I absolutely loved this book but I have been a Twyla Tharp fan ever since I can remember. It was well written and explores creativity. It isn’t only about dance but of course, she speaks about a lot of her experiences that involve dance. It was fun learning more about her process and how she came to create some of her famous dances. There are also lots of activities to help you be more creative. I would recommend to those looking to boost their creativity.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Oh boy! This was quite the book! I absolutely loved it and look forward to reading more from Celeste Ng. It was very well written, interesting, and a page-turner. This one went back on my shelf because it is one I would re-read. I would definitely recommend this one to everyone. I haven’t watched the Hulu series yet but it is on my list.

The Wedding Game by Meghan Quinn

This was a cute romantic comedy. I read it quickly and enjoyed the characters. It was your typical rom-com of girl meets boy, girl hates boy, girl falls in love with boy. I gave it three stars because it was pretty formulaic but the characters were fun. I would recommend to people who like romcoms.


This is where I slowed down a bit and focused on some fiction to try and get my groove back! 

My Money My Way: Nine Foundations for a Financially Fulfilled Life by Kumiko Love

My Money My Way was an easy read. Kumiko Love shares her journey, and others, journey to financial freedom. I am probably biased, as I’ve followed her for the past year and use her system (a lot of which I was already doing before I stumbled across her) but it just makes sense to me. I have read other financial/budget gurus and I don’t connect to them or agree with their philosophies. Love’s philosophy aligns with my own. I would recommend the book, her website, and youtube. 

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Who doesn’t love a good locked-room mystery? Or in this case a secluded island mystery! I would say it is similar to And then there were none by Agatha Christie but only because they both take place on a secluded island with limited access. The Guest List kept me guessing a little longer than most mysteries. 

The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

Where to start? I was so excited to get this new release from the library. I read The Sundown Motel in late 2020 and fell in love with it so when I saw St. James had a new book coming out, one with a paranormal aspect and a true crime podcast I knew I had to read it and I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. Ugh, I loved it. I wouldn’t say it’s for everyone but those that love paranormal aspects would love it!


May was… rough. I read one book! But tried to keep reading a few others I’m in process of reading. It clearly did not go well!

Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton, James Patterson

I put this on my hold list as soon as it came out because Dolly is a national treasure. I had to wait weeks, months to get my greedy little hands on it. Then I remembered how long James Patterson’s books are. But then I remembered that his chapters are like one and a half pages long. 🤣 I flew threw this book. It got a little slow in the middle and seemed to wrap up quickly but overall it was a good read. I kept trying to figure it out and it took me pretty much until it started to unravel to figure out. I would recommend this to people that like Patterson’s Alex Cross series or who love a mystery/thriller book.

How do you get your groove back when you’re in a reading slump? What have you been reading lately? What would you recommend?

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Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.