Whew, ok I know this post is INCREDIBLY late, but having been down for the count all last week with the stomach flu, I’m just now getting back to my life. I’ve been super excited to share what I read in December as well as my favorite books from 2018. As the book nerd that I am, this is basically my favorite post to write all year.
One of my favorite parts of motherhood is seeing what interests each of my kids develop. And I’m so thankful that they both seem to be falling in love with reading! Zeke especially would read (be read to) for hours, carries around books instead of lovies/stuffed animals, and demands them to be in his crib when he takes a nap and goes to bed.
Friends. The past few weeks have been a DOOZY. My kids had hand foot and mouth, and it laid us out for a good week and a half. We traveled to Philly for a week in May, but throughout it all, I still managed to read some really awesome books!! As you’ll see below, I’m not quite living up to my plan of reading more non-fiction books, there are just TOO many good fiction books out there!
Ya’ll I thought I had killed it with reading the last two months…feeling pretty awesomely book nerdy (although I think that might be an oxymoron…) UNTIL.
Until I heard about a girl named Addy, who’s working her way through the entire Cairn University library by reading 1,000-1,500 books a year. Hello humble pie. Whew, as heavenly as reading that much sounds, like does she have a life outside of reading???
If you are a fan of She Reads Truth, then you will absolutely fall in love with this gorgeous Bible. Not that the Bible needs any additional help for you to fall in love with it, but reading something that is as pretty on the outside as it is on the inside never hurts ;)
I’ve been a fan of the website and it’s corresponding app for a long time now, and when I saw that the authors created a beautiful Bible, chock full of Bible studies, Bible reading plans, and creative writing of verses, I was so excited to try it out!
I don’t know about you, but to me, other than Jesus’ birth, Christmas is all about family, staying in jammies way too long and last but certainly not least, cheesy Christmas movies.
However, we don’t have cable, and I recently learned that Hallmark’s streaming app doesn’t include any of the Christmas movies from the current year.
Soooooo cheesy Christmas books were my next best option.
This monthly post has become one of my favorite to write. I get all geeked out and giddy about remembering the stories and adventures I’d been on over the past 2 months, and sharing them with others.
This past month I traveling throughout India, Australia, Paris, and my own front yard. It was a fabulous month of reading, and I hope some of you will choose to adventure through these books too!
As a busy mom of 2, it can be difficult to find time to spend with the Lord. And when I do have the time, it can be hard to decide what to read, and how to spend my time. Do I just dive right into the Bible? Never a bad idea, but sometimes it’s easier to have some structure. Something to read to go along with a passage of scripture to help you delve deeper into what God is trying to say through His Word.
After a month FULL of traveling in July, that allowed me to read hardly any books, August brought on a quiet normalcy that I was so grateful for! I dove back into my love for reading with a really sweet, breezy trilogy, and continued on to some fabulous books that totally sucked me in! [As always, I hope this encourages you to dive into a good book, and if you have any recommendations of your own, please leave them in the comments!!
Do you remember “Book It?”
Oh goodness I loved Book It. Reading books for free pizza? Sign me up. (Is there an adult version of this??) I’ve always been a big reader, and as I’ve gotten older and entered the blogging world, some of my favorite blog posts to read are book reviews. Even though I have a 42 million unread books on my book shelf, I’m such a sucker for a good book recommendation.