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On the Bookshelf in 2018: Part 2

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(Catch up with Part 1 here)

Picking back up with the rest of the books I've read this year. Note, I'm now including who I think would like this book at the end of each synopsis (if I have an idea), and have added that to my previous post.

Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails, by Michelle Markowitz: I read this poolside in Cancun, which is the appropriate setting for this book. It's light, it's fun, it's eye-rolly. It's told through emails and texts amongst a group of friends as one gets married and the rest are involved (or not involved) in the wedding and live their lives. Of course it's set in NYC (women live elsewhere, authors of the world).
Good for: chic-lit fans, people with friend groups who rack up the reply-alls

Beartown, by Fredrik Backman: The same author as A Man Called Ove, but a VERY different book. A small hockey town is rocked by a crime committed by one of the players, and the book unravels it from eve…

On the Bookshelf in 2018, Part 1

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I didn't feel like I was reading a lot this year, until I took a gander at my Good Reads list and saw that I was up to 20 books for the year! I've kind of hit a lull at the moment, and am planning on re-reading the last 4 Harry Potter books, so this would be a good place for me to share my list and thoughts:

The Woman in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware: This book was clearly trying to be like Girl on the Train. I read this on a cruise back in February, not knowing the "cabin" in the title was a cruise cabin, haha. It was ok, but I tend to not love books that are trying to be like other popular books.
Good for: Someone who can't get enough of The Girl on the Train-esque books.

All Our Wrong Todays, Elan Mastai: This was a book I really shouldn't have liked. It's sci-fi fantasy and a bit technical, but I ended up being really fascinated by it. Basically, thanks to a time travel experiment gone wrong, a man ends up in our version of 2016, not the futuristic version that he…

Work it Out

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This title is also my workout Pinterest board title. That board currently has 135 "pins". Everything from workout videos to treadmill circuits to "no equipment needed" circuits to toning guides for every part of the body.

I have worked out consistently since college. This really started my second semester senior year, when the "wellness" class I took was "group exercise". Three days a week I went to our brand new, shiny, workout center and did either step aerobics, weight lifting, spinning (my first time taking spin), kickboxing, pilates (this nearly killed me, I was hungover). I did all of this for class credit. It was a great routine to get into, and I started to like a lot of different types of exercise.

Fast forward to graduating. I suddenly had all this free time after work, was still living at home, and was nostalgic. So I bought an alumni membership to said fancy workout center and would workout after work 2-3 times a week. Just on my own…