Sometimes the term “type A” isn’t even enough to describe me.
I like organization. I like being in control. I like having a plan.
So when it comes to packing my family for a vacation….BRING. IT. ON.
I set up card tables weeks in advance. I make lists and lists and lists. I shop online, I shop in stores. I meticulously plan what everyone will wear, anticipate what each of us will need, and carefully plan how I will organize everything into the suitcases. When it comes to packing, I’m pretty much an expert. If I do say so myself…
I have been like this for as long as I can remember and I love this part of me. Exhausting? Absolutely. Stressed out? Absolutely. BUT the control lover in me simply thrives in situations like this. My family will benefit from all of my hard work and I’ll feel proud when we are there with everything we could possibly need (and more. Always so much more. Still working on this…)
We are leaving for Disney World soon and we are READY! The fake wooden card tables have been set up for weeks divided into sections by person (clothing, airplane, other). TYPE. A.
One thing that fits into the “other” category is my stack of books that I will be bringing along.
I recently posted a story on Instagram (Do you follow Book Coffee Happy on Instagram? Between creating posts and creating stories, I post something daily over there and would love for you to follow along on that platform as well!) about needing to return to the library because I already read 2 of the books from my vacation stack…oops. They just looked so good! And they totally were (this book and this book)!
So back to the library I went…and I now have a delightful stack of books to bring with me to the Happiest Place on Earth:
A perfect mix of psychological thrillers and “lighter” reads. I started Sometimes I Lie a few months ago and never finished it…time to reread it from the beginning because I’ve heard it’s GREAT! Then She Was Gone was recommended by a few people on the Book Coffee Happy Facebook page (a big thanks to those who recommended it to me, it sounds great!). I have been wanting to read Dumplin’ and it’s sequel Puddin’ for months (Dumplin’ was on my list of books to read in 2019). How to Find Love in a Book Shop is a book I’ve never even heard of but of course the title caught my eye and it sounds adorable!
**You can read more on my method of carefully selecting books to bring on my vacations here. And no…there is NO WAY I will actually be able to read all of these books on this particular vacation (see above link for more details on this) **
My plan is to start Dumplin’ a few days before we leave and just go from there…
We can’t WAIT to meet you, Mickey Mouse!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below but ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS PLEASE!
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