June 2023 E-book Recap – The Fitnessista

Sharing the books I learn in June and if I’d suggest including them to your assortment!

Hello pals! I hope you’re having an exquisite week! I’m so joyful you preferred the Anniversary Sale picks. Whereas there’s not as enormous of a variety as they’ve had in earlier years, there’s nonetheless plenty of good things!

For at the moment’s put up, I wished to share a recap of current reads. I haven’t been studying fairly as a lot as typical since I used to be so targeted on finishing IHP2, however I’m again in studying motion with a mixture of enjoyable fluff + extra academic fare. I’ve added a lot to my record over the previous month, so I’m trying ahead to diving into some new ones on the record.

Right here’s what I learn in June!

(Dress on sale here)

June 2023 E-book Recap

Mistress of Rome

I like Kate Quinn and am on a mission to learn all of her books. It was pleasantly stunning to seek out out that this book is a part of a 4-part sequence, and I’m already on the second ebook. It’s extra a gradual burn than a few of her earlier novels I’ve learn (The Huntress, Rose Code, The Diamond Eye, The Alice Community), however it steadily builds till a loopy, satisfying ending. Since I sometimes learn extra WWII period historic fiction, it was a deal with to examine a wholly completely different time interval, and in addition be taught so much about what it may need been like in first-century Rome. 9/10 suggest and it lined up completely with our journey and the power to see the Coliseum once more in individual.

From Amazon:

First-century Rome: One younger girl will maintain the destiny of an empire in her arms.

Thea, a captive from Judaea, is a intelligent and decided survivor hiding behind a slave’s docile masks. Bought as a toy for the spoiled heiress Lepida Pollia, Thea evades her mistress’s spite and hones a secret ardour for music. However when Thea wins the love of Rome’s latest and most savage gladiator and dares to dream of a greater life, the jealous Lepida tears the lovers aside and casts Thea out.

Rome presents some ways for the resourceful to outlive, and Thea remakes herself as a singer for the Everlasting ’Metropolis’s glittering aristocrats. As she struggles for achievement and independence, her nightingale voice attracts a harmful new admirer: the Emperor himself. However the passions of an omnipotent man include a heavy value, and Thea finds herself combating for each her soul and her future.

Many have tried to destroy the Emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. However ultimately, the lifetime of Rome’s strongest man lies within the arms of 1 girl: the Emperor’s mistress.

Every Summer After 

I wished to like this book somewhat greater than I did, however nonetheless blasted via it throughout our flight so I might discover out what occurred. This follows the story of Percy and Sam, who’ve been pals (and somewhat greater than pals…) since their teenage years, till a mysterious occasion completely modified their relationship. Percy ventures residence following Sam’s mother’s funeral, and the items of their relationship are slowly revealed, together with what occurred to tear them aside. I’d give this one a 6/10.

From Amazon:

They are saying you possibly can by no means go residence once more, and for Persephone Fraser, ever since she made the largest mistake of her life a decade in the past, that has felt too true. As an alternative of glittering summers on the lakeshore of her childhood, she spends them in a trendy residence within the metropolis, going out with pals, and holding everybody a secure distance from her coronary heart.

Till she receives the decision that sends her racing again to Barry’s Bay and into the orbit of Sam Florek—the person she by no means thought she’d must reside with out.

For six summers, via hazy afternoons on the water and heat summer time nights working in his household’s restaurant and curling up along with books—medical textbooks for him and work-in-progress horror quick tales for her—Percy and Sam had been inseparable. Ultimately that friendship was one thing breathtakingly extra, earlier than it fell spectacularly aside.

When Percy returns to the lake for Sam’s mom’s funeral, their connection is as simple because it had all the time been. However till Percy can confront the choices she made and the years she’s spent punishing herself for them, they’ll by no means know whether or not their love is likely to be larger than the largest errors of their previous.

Informed over the course of six years and one weekend, Each Summer season After is a giant, sweeping nostalgic story of affection and the folks and decisions that mark us without end.

Alleviate Dry Eye

Since I’ve been coping with the attention saga, you possibly can wager your booty that I’ve been a studying and researching machine, particularly since journeys to a number of medical doctors have failed to present me loads of solutions or a real motion plan. (I’m seeing my common eye physician + a specialist this week. The excellent news is that my eyes have healed!!! However I’m making an attempt to determine WHY this occurred so I can stop it sooner or later and in addition a path to carrying contacts once more, since my physician informed me I nonetheless wanted to attend. I can’t perform in my glasses without end.)

I stumbled upon this book and whereas it’s supposed to be an 8-week motion plan, I learn it in a single sitting. (I took a break each 20 minutes and did blinking workouts, too, lol.) It’s full of tangible motion steps and favourite merchandise when you undergo from Dry Eye or Meibomiun Gland Dysfunction. I’m nonetheless unsure if I even have both of these items, or if I’m allergic to one thing within the atmosphere that triggered all of this. Both method, these steps have completely continued to assist. You may get a duplicate on Amazon and in addition obtain a free workbook that accompanies the ebook. The creator additionally has loads of free resources on her site.

Love Stories of the Bible Speak

I haven’t completed this one but, however have learn snippets of it every evening; it’s the right pre-bed studying and fills my coronary heart with heat fuzzies earlier than I drift off to sleep. This ebook explores the assorted love tales within the Bible, together with romantic relationships and deep friendships. I like this ebook and in addition really feel like it could make a terrific present. 10/10

From Amazon:

The Bible is filled with “love” tales. However the Biblical concept of affection is a lot larger than we think about.

Love is on the coronary heart of the Bible. From the second Adam declared Eve “flesh of my flesh”…to the sacrificial love of Joseph for Mary…to the deep friendship of David and Jonathan…to the abounding and never-changing love of God: The Bible is a love story. But it surely additionally redefines the way in which the world tells us we must always take into consideration love.

The Bible reveals not simply butterflies and damaged hearts. In Scripture, we see God’s stunning design for the partnership of marriage. We witness friendships that cross all boundaries. We watch as households navigate the various seasons of life. Our guiding instance for all of them is the deepest, most abiding, foundational love ever identified: God’s unconditional love for His folks.

In The Love Tales of the Bible Communicate, Shannon Bream attracts classes from the nice, the dangerous, and the ugly of Biblical romances, friendships, and households. She reveals how God’s love is commonly very completely different from ours, turning the other way up our assumptions about life, relationships, and one another.

The Love Tales of the Bible Communicate reminds us that, regardless of the place we discover ourselves, God’s unwavering love will maintain and information us. These insights into biblical relationships will uplift and encourage you, and reveal new dimensions to probably the most central Christian responsibility: to like God and your neighbor.

The Circus Train– DNF

Whereas the premise is promising, I discovered the writing to be gradual and boring. I learn 50 pages earlier than calling it quits. There are such a lot of different books I’ve on my record, so I’m not going to pressure myself to learn one thing that I’m not completely into. It has glorious evaluations, however simply wasn’t my fave.

From Amazon:

When all is misplaced, how do you discover the braveness to maintain transferring ahead?

1938. Lena Papadopoulos has by no means fairly discovered her place inside the circus, even because the daughter of the extraordinary headlining illusionist, Theo. Good and curious, Lena—who makes use of a wheelchair after a childhood bout with polio—yearns for the real-world magic of science and drugs, her thoughts stronger than the constraints positioned on her by society. Then her unconventional life takes an thrilling flip when she rescues Alexandre, an orphan along with his personal secrets and techniques and a mysterious previous.

As World Warfare II escalates round them, their friendship blossoms into one thing deeper whereas Alexandre trains because the illusionist’s apprentice. However when Theo and Alexandre are arrested and made to carry out in a city for Jews arrange by the Nazis, Lena is separated from the whole lot she is aware of. Compelled to make her personal method, Lena should confront her doubts and dare to imagine within the inconceivable—herself.

So, inform me, pals: what have you ever been studying currently? Any favourite summer time reads?? That is nonetheless my #1 of the summer so far.

Thanks a lot for stopping by the weblog at the moment and I’ll see ya quickly!

xo

Gina

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