I’m currently reading about 6 books different books. I am the most ridiculous book lover you will ever meet. But this season of life with littles makes finding the time to read so much more difficult. Maybe writing about the books I’ve actually completed will help me finish books so I can share them with you all…instant accountability.
It’s no secret I LOVE reading. Our house is filled with books. I firmly believe they are the best way to gain knowledge and understanding. We read to our kids every day, we read out loud together at times, we highly value it in this house!
I’m always looking for my next must-read book, so I hoped sharing here would create a space for you to recommend books to me as well! Leave me your favorite books in the comments!
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So I haven’t quite finished this…but it still counts because it’s a daily reading! Savor is first of all, a beautiful book. It would make such a lovely coffee table book that would likely match decor for most of our homes. Shauna is one of my favorite women to follow. She’s known mostly for her love of cooking, and she offers several amazing recipes throughout all of her books. Savor is a 365 day devotional book (think Jesus Calling format). I love these short, daily devotions to realign my heart to what matters. This is less than $10 on Amazon, and absolutely worth it.
This was a total chick book. I enjoy one of them every once in awhile. I haven’t had the opportunity to read a “fun” book like this in a long time, so I completely devoured it. I took it on our drive to Florida and read it in one day. It was exciting and kept me interested. It follows the lives of three different women, and we learn about how entwined their lives are, unbeknownst to them. The story was set in Australia, and I really enjoyed her phrases and depiction of the scenery, it made me put Australia higher on our travel list! It was an easy ready for sure, and I actually enjoyed the dramatic elements in the book too. I would recommend this if you’re looking for a simple, easy read. Laine has several other women’s literature books that have graced the bestsellers list.
The Man Foster and I read this out loud together. I’ll be honest, there were a couple chapters we just straight skipped as they dealt more with dating and we just didn’t have much need (or time) for that kind of advice. But the chapters on marriage were extraordinary. Specifically the chapters on fighting fair and sex. Fighting fair…well…it sucked for both of us to read. We recognized a lot of things we do wrong, but reading it together provided the opportunity to discuss ways we can improve together. It’s nice that we were both challenged at the same time, which I believe results in greater change. The chapter on sex was not your average Christian opinion on sex. Matt really challenges you to consider what God’s design for marriage is and whether or not you walk that out in your marriage. It was encouraging and challenging and I would recommend couples read this one together if possible.
On my list that I’m dying to read/own is For the Love. I’m the biggest Jen Hatmaker fan in existence. I know, we ALL say that. It’s unhealthy how much she’s loved. But due to our much tighter budget, I no longer have the freedom to just buy whatever I want like I once did. So alas, this will be the first book I purchase and I cannot wait to devour it! I mean – that tagline alone! LOVE IT.
What’s on your list?
What has been your favorite read this year?
Are you a fellow book lover?