reading recommendations and reviews

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Follow along with Alana and Samra as they make their way through their own personal reading lists and share their thoughts with you.

Relationship Goals

One word, REAL. This is a book that I desperately needed right now. We all know our twenties are a time of self-discovery, but at the same time we’re navigating our careers and relationships. If you’re trying to dive deeper into the “relationship” part of your life, then this book is for you… especially my single ladies and men! Pastor Mike Todd is the pastor of Transformation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and this book was actually a sermon series he did at his church (that I still need to watch.) The book guides you through a more thought-out, meaningful approach to relationships and takes you through topics from singleness to marriage. Throughout the book, pastor Mike drops numerous gems and completely changes your mindset on attaining and maintaining healthy relationships. After reading, I felt the need to seriously reflect on the way I’ve been going about my relationships and how I view “relationship goals.”

*Bonus – there’s a separate study guide for post-reading material!*

Alana’s Rating – 10/10

The Betrothed by Kiera Cass

I am a hugeeeeee Kiera Cass fan, so obviously when I found out she was writing a duo-logy (two book series) I was immediately adding it to my Amazon cart. She did not disappoint! The book is about a young girl named, Hollis, who has the opportunity to be the future queen, if she plays her cards right. Hollis has been raised at the palace knowing that one day she would either win over the king, or be married off to another wealthy family. So, obviously, when it seems that she has won him over, Hollis is thrilled! Or at least, she should be right? She starts to wonder if this is really what she wants, or if there is another path to her happy ending. We follow along with Hollis through her roller coaster of journey, and there is definitely a plot twist I was not emotionally ready for. This book is for those who are fans of young adult fiction filled with romance and adventure. I cannot wait for book two to come out!

Alana’s Rating – 10/10

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