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5 Recommended Books From Pinterest

Hey Nerdy Peeps! I thought this would be a fun post since book recommendations always pop up on my Pinterest feed. These books look like nothing I have read before and I have no clue on why they are being recommended but I thought I would share them with you anyway. 

5 Recommended Books From Pinterest 

This first book is one I would probably never pick up. The cover doesn’t even pique my interest. Now, the title on the other hand kinda makes me want to pick it up. So, you wanna see what it is? 

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell 

5 recommended books from pinterest

Now, you know I’m going to look the book up on Goodreads so I can see what it’s really about. And let me tell you it actually sounds pretty great. 

Let me give you a little snippet. 

Meet the Bird family. They live in a honey-colored house in a picture-perfect Cotswolds village, with rambling, unkempt gardens stretching beyond. Pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and tow-headed twins Rory and Rhys all attend the village school and eat home-cooked meals together every night. Their father is a sweet gangly man named Colin, who still looks like a teenager with floppy hair and owlish, round-framed glasses. Their mother is a beautiful hippy named Lorelei, who exists entirely in the moment. And she makes every moment sparkle in her children’s lives. (Goodreads)

Book number two is also one I don’t think I would ever pick up. The cover isn’t even appealing. So, let’s take a look at this book, shall we?

The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah 

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Here’s another snippet

 To become one of only a few hundred certified wine experts in the world, Kate must pass the notoriously difficult Master of Wine Examination. She’s failed twice before; her third attempt will be her last. Suddenly finding herself without a job and with the test a few months away, she travels to Burgundy, to spend the fall at the vineyard estate that has belonged to her family for generations. There she can bolster her shaky knowledge of Burgundian vintages and reconnect with her cousin Nico and his wife Heather, who now oversee the grapes’ day-to-day management. The one person Kate hopes to avoid is Jean-Luc, a neighbor vintner and her first love. (Goodreads)

Book number three is not something that looks interesting 

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter 

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The cover of the book is not appealing at all. The title is a little intriguing, but not my fancy. 

The snippet is not even that great. 

Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She’s knows she’s spent her whole life in the small town of Gullaway Island; she knows she’s never had any more ambition than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. (Goodreads)

Book number four is appealing I like the title and I like the cover. Especially the lady in the red dress. 

The Silent Woman by Terry Lynn Thomas

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Then I read the blurb and I was swayed away. Definitely not a book I will reach for. 

Catherine Carlisle is trapped in a loveless marriage and the threat of World War Two is looming. She sees no way out… that is until a trusted friend asks her to switch her husband’s papers in a desperate bid to confuse the Germans.

Soon Catherine finds herself caught up in a deadly mixture of espionage and murder. Someone is selling secrets to the other side, and the evidence seems to point right at her.

(It just seems predictable.)

We made it to book recommendation number five. The colors on the cover are lovely and I think I would pick this one up. 

A Secret to Die For by Lisa Harris

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So, here’s a snippet from the blurb that I think you might like. 

Detective Nate Quinn has just been cleared for active duty after a bombing killed eighteen people, including his partner, and left him dealing with PTSD. His first case back on the job involves the murder of Stephen Shaw, and his only lead turns out to be an old friend, Grace Callahan–and her life is in grave danger. Someone believes Shaw gave his psychologist information before he died. Information they are willing to kill for.

5 recommended books from pinterest

So, there you have it 5 recommendations from Pinterest I would probably never read. I don’t know what Pinterest was thinking, but these books would never cross my radar. 

Let me know if any of these suit your fancy or if I should give any of them a shot! 

Spotlight Sunday: Mental Health Books

Hey, Nerdy Peeps! Today’s spotlight Sunday came to me thanks to a fellow book blogging friend. We got to talking about a new series she wanted to start and it brought up some books she was wanting to read. Now, I want to read those books also. So, here is your Spotlight Sunday with some mental health books!

Recommendations From Shyla’s Uncensored Opinions!

Reason’s To Stay Alive by Matt Haig 

From the synopsis of this book, it is totally something I want to read. I am big on choosing to live and living life to the fullest and this book teaches you exactly that. It’ll teach you to make the best of your life while you have the time to live it. This book is also from Matt’s perspective of almost ending is life, so he gives you the best opinions on why choosing to live is so important.

Book Blurb: I want life. I want to read it and write it and feel it and live it. I want, for as much of the time as possible in this blink-of-an-eye existence we have, to feel all that can be felt. I hate depression. I am scared of it. Terrified, in fact. But at the same time, it has made me who I am. And if – for me – it is the price of feeling life, it’s a price always worth paying.

Spotlight Sunday Mental Health Books

Mad Girl: A happy life with a mixed up mind by Bryony Gordon

Just by the title, this book makes sense for my life; “A happy mind with a mixed-up life.” My mind is always happy (well despite my depression), but it is always a little mixed up. In this book, it seems like Bryony is going to give insight into her life with mental illness and how to live with it. She is going to be flat-out honest and give you the absolute truth in her mental health journey.

Book Blurb: It’s the snake in her brain that has told her ever since she was a teenager that her world is about to come crashing down: that her family might die if she doesn’t repeat a phrase 5 times, or that she might have murdered someone and forgotten about it. It’s caused alopecia, bulimia, and drug dependency. And Bryony is sick of it. Keeping silent about her illness has given it a cachet it simply does not deserve, so here she shares her story with trademark wit and dazzling honesty.

Spotlight Sunday Mental Health Books

A Life Without You by Katie Marsh 

This book doesn’t seem to fall under the mental illness category, but it is still one that has gripped my attention. A Life Without You brings you the story of a mother and daughter who haven’t seen each other in years, but the mother needs help. She is slowly losing her memory and the only one to help her is her daughter. Can helping her mother, also help her? Is the past really meant to stay in the past?

Book Blurb: It’s Zoe’s wedding day. She’s about to marry Jamie, the love of her life. Then a phone call comes out of the blue, with the news that her mum Gina has been arrested. Zoe must make an impossible decision: should she leave her own wedding to help?

Spotlight Sunday Mental Health Books

I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me – Understanding the Borderline Personality by Jerold J. Kreisman & Hal Straus

I personally do not associate with Borderline Personality Disorder, but it is something I have been wanting to learn about. So, when Ami (aka Shyla’s Uncensored Opinions) mentioned this book, I was like Yes!, this is perfect. This is a book that will help me understand another mental illness so much better. I may have anxiety and depression, but I want to learn more about other illnesses, so this book is a good one to start with this.

Book Blurb: People with Borderline Personality Disorder experience such violent and frightening mood swings that they often fear for their sanity. They can be euphoric one moment, despairing and depressed the next.

Spotlight Sunday Mental Health Books

So, here are the books I wanted to share for Spotlight Sunday! I can’t wait to get these books in my possession and hopefully get some reviews out for them. If you want to check out any mental health books and think I would like to read them share them with me.

You can find Shyla’s Uncensored Opinions Facebook here! (click her picture!)


Which mental health books have you read? Let me know if you have read any of the ones I have mentioned!