So I have finished my fourth book of the year. Frankly, I wish I had more books under my belt, but I guess I have only been able to read one book a month. Fear not, friends! This summer, I am planning on taking a two-week vacation and I PROMISE that I will have a few books read! Since this reading journey is part of my #2016intentions , I plan to document it as much as possible here on the blog. Without further ado…
Living Well Spending Less-12 Secrets of the Good Life, was a good beginner’s guide on what to do if you feel your life is unsatisfied through materialistic items without even knowing what gives you joy in your personal life. Ruth’s recollections of what made her unhappy (and temporarily happy) will make a woman, whom can relate to her past unnecessary wants, feel as though this book can help rid those negative feelings and things in their lives.
The book was broken down in two sections: Living Well and Spending Less. The Living Well portion talked about Ruth’s past desires of having the perfect home by filling it with tons of items and spending money that she did not have. The Spending Less portion talks about ways to conserve money and a handy DIY section for cleaning supplies. Although the rest of the material I thought was knowledge I may have needed when I was in college, I didn’t think her advice was too obvious for someone who hasn’t been through her journey before. I was never a shopaholic, but I was definitely careless about my budget and money. I’m a natural spender, so I have to stick to those who are doing way better than me in the financial areas.
I appreciate Ruth’s honesty and her ability to voice thoughts about herself when she felt like she always needed more. Readers beware: I wasn’t aware she had a blog since 2010 so I had no background of the author herself; she is a Christian and she will have a lot of scripture throughout the book! With that being said…I, being a Christian woman, was totally okay with it 🙂 But the book does not announce that it’s faith-based, just to let others know so they aren’t “annoyed.”
I have so many books to read this year! Any recommendations?