Books I Read Last Week (Jun 1 – Jun 7)

Everything is a blur nowadays. I don’t know what I’m doing anymore!

My country has lifted the lockdown, but the number of COVID-19 cases have not decreased. In fact, we have overtaken Spain to be the fifth-worst hit nation in this global pandemic.

It worries me to no end that we could contract the virus just by shopping for our weekly groceries!


What did I read last week?

Achieving Performance Results by William Hubbartt

Achieving Performance Results cover

After reading this book, I felt I should read more business books because I found this one quite interesting. If you’re a manager or a supervisor of a team, you’ll find this book extremely useful. It is full of research data, case studies, and examples to back the theoretical portions.

It would have been easier to read if the formatting was fixed, but I can’t fault the substance of the book.

Review: https://reedsy.com/discovery/book/achieving-performance-results-william-hubbartt

Radiant Mommy by Ixiana H. Wilmot

Radiant Mommy cover

This book is amazing and it should be required reading for all women, not just mothers.

Ixiana talks in a friendly, straightforward tone and explains concepts like the HPA axis, negative effects of stress and bad food in simple terms.

She has a practical 3-week program to help you reduce stress and feel better. Plus, she has loads of healthy recipes to get you started on clean eating.

Review: https://reedsy.com/discovery/book/radiant-mommy-ixiana-wilmot

The Little Teashop in Tokyo by Julie Caplin

The Little Teashop in Tokyo cover

Lovely book set in Japan, which describes Japanese culture, tradition, cuisine, and iconic landmarks with elegance and beauty. Plus, the main characters are photographers so there’s a lot of information on how to take the perfect photo.

Even the cover of this book is so beautiful that I started reading it ahead of schedule!

Review to be posted on June 15 (but you already know I love it!)


What am I reading currently?

The Beauty of Broken Things by Victoria Connelly

The Beauty of Broken Things cover

As I had said last week, I wasn’t too sure about this book but I didn’t want to start reading it with a negative mindset.

I’m only around 24% done but I realize that this novel is going to be one of those beautiful, bittersweet stories about love, life, and healing.

Now I’m glad I took it up!

Review to be posted on June 17.


What will I read next week?

The “next week” has already begun, and I’m late as usual. I have a mix of genres to read this week.

Parenting With Purpose by Aileen Jarvis

I read all the parenting books I can get my hands on, so when the author requested a review for this book, I could not refuse.

Review to be posted on June 12.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53799840-parenting-with-purpose

Return Addresses by Michael McLellan

I’m reading this book for R&R blog tours. Unfortunately, the tour dates have been advanced, so I have a cluster of books to be reviewed in the week of June 15. Racing against time as usual!

Review to be posted on June 18.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51207155-return-addresses

Up Close and Personal by Kathryn Freeman

This sounds like a lovely book to escape into, and I’m reading it for a Rachel’s Random Resources blog tour.

Review to be posted on June 19

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53695732-up-close-and-personal?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=AWdmYTzqIO&rank=3


What are you reading this week?

5 thoughts on “Books I Read Last Week (Jun 1 – Jun 7)

  1. I don’t enjoy non fiction. The Little Teashop in Tokyo by Julie Caplin sounds really interesting. I am reading ‘Taken by the Imp’, a combination of romance and fantasy. It reminds me of Stuart Little, and sometimes X-Men (not that action packed though). Quite a quirky read and interesting so far.

  2. Yes, the attention to detail is the best thing about The Little Teashop in Tokyo. It’s nearly the same as taking a quick trip to Japan.

    I’ll look up Taken by the Imp. I don’t read much fantasy, but a romance+fantasy combo sounds like it will be a different read.

  3. I’m currently reading The Little Teashop in Tokyo and enjoying it! I’m also on lots of tours shortly and trying to make sure I read them all in time. Not quite sure how this delightful read slipped from its place in my tbr pile – my review date is tomorrow!

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