July Wrap Up

So I read a total of 9 books this month. The books at the top of the page are books from my personal TBR and I either own them or I borrowed them from the library. The books are the bottom of the page are ARC or review copies that have been sent to me from publishers!

The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years by Paul Thomas, Jennifer Margulis 4/5 stars
Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal by Anthony Williams 3/5 stars
Essential Oils Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing by Althea Press 4/5 stars
Your Best Pregnancy Ever: 9 Healthy Habits to Empower You in Pregnancy, Birth, and Recovery by Jen Torborg 4/5 stars
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin 5/5 stars
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry 5/5 stars
Hypno Birthing: The Mongan Method by Marie F. Mongan 3/5 stars

The Family Next Door: The Heartbreaking Imprisonment of the Thirteen Turpin Siblings and Their Extraordinary Rescue by John Glatt 4/5 stars
Labor with Hope: Gospel Meditations on Pregnancy, Childbirth & Motherhood by Gloria Furman 3/5 stars

So you probably noticed I have been reading a lot of pregnancy and parenting books, both from my own TBR and also from publishers. It is hard to believe but I am currently 34 weeks pregnant and am trying to cram in all the birth books I have been trying to read over the last 9 months. I would have to say this month, my favorite fictional read was Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, which I somehow never read in my younger years. As for nonfiction, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth and The Family Next Door are the winner’s in that category. Ina May is a birth goddess and I have loved everything I have read and watched from her thus far. The Family Next Door was both fascinating and horrifying at the same time. Not only did it describe the conditions in which the Turpin children were forced to endure, but it also gave an extensive background on the parents and their younger years. This is the third true crime book I have read by the author, John Glatt and I really do enjoy his writing.


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