I’ve been in love with reading since I was old enough to hold a book. From beginning picture books to Harry Potter to Pride & Prejudice and Little Women, there’s just something so magical about cracking open that fresh new spine and diving into new worlds unknown. So, I was thinking about how to share what I’m reading and I came up with the Monthly Book Roundup!
Of the four books I’ve read so far this year, my favorite January read was: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gotlieb.
This book was such a surprise for me. I’m a fan of self-help books, my favorites often coming from Brené Brown, but this one is different. It’s about a therapist, her patients, and her own therapist. An interesting insight into their private lives that definitely made me think about my own life in new ways.
It teaches the reader in subtle ways simply by existing. It’s enlightening, funny, inspiring, and sad all at once. Every story, even the sad ones, felt so familiar as if I knew each subject personally. My favorite insights, however, were from Lori’s own life, especially the interactions with her own therapist, Wendell. They were so funny together and it made me realize that not even therapists are infallible.
They’re as messed up as we are and that was so refreshing.
The book is 432 pages with chapters that alternate between Lori’s personal therapist sessions and a few of her clients. Each patient gave permission to be included and the length is necessary for a full picture of each story. Admittedly, about halfway through, I switched over to Audible and liked that much better. The narrator was excellent and really added something extra that my own inner voice couldn’t. This brief foray into the mind of a therapist was so fun and intellectually stimulating and I highly recommend it. Even if you don’t normally read books like this, I think you’ll enjoy it too.
OTHER BOOKS READ IN JANUARY:
- The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
- Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
- Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
Thanks for reading. The monthly roundup will be back next month with my top book(s) for February. Have you read this book? If so, what were your thoughts? Do you have any favorite reads so far this year? Tell me below!