What I Read This Summer

If you’re anything like me, you’ll agree there is just not enough time in the day to read all the books that you’d like. Especially if you add in children and traveling. I way overestimated my time and ability to read when we were traveling this summer, and brought about 10 books with me, and guess how many I read while we were away? 

0. 

Oh I read a couple chapters here and there of books, but I didn’t finish one of them. 

[Insert rolling eyes emoji here.]

But that’s one thing that makes me excited about the fall.

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What I Read: March & April

Do you remember “Book It?”

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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. 

Being a mom has definitely put a damper on the amount of books I read per month, but I found that if I make it a priority, (less TV, being more productive during the day so I can relax and read after my kids’ bedtime) I can actually read a good amount!

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She Reads Truth

Have you heard of “She Reads Truth”?? It’s a website and an app that encourage and give women an easy way to be in the Word of God every day. Not only that, but it’s a community of women reading through the Word of God TOGETHER daily. But if you wish to read through something other than what is the daily reading, there are a bunch of other reading plans you can use for your own daily devotions. 

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But now, not only is it a website and an app, but it’s also a book! She Reads Truth the book is the stories of the founders of She Reads Truth, Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams.

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Children’s Book Reviews

Little Critter Little Blessings Collections by Mercer Mayer

Ok, WHO doesn’t LOVE Little Critter?? I remember reading Little Critter when I was younger, so I just LOVE that my son is getting into the stories as well. 

This book is super cute, and definitely one that will remain a classic on our bookshelf. It includes 4 stories: 

  • You Go First
  • Being Thankful
  • It’s True!
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Entertainment Book Reviews

Amazing Animal Facts Postcards by Maja Safstrom

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I know this isn’t technically a book, but I received these postcards from the publisher in exchange of an honest review. And let me tell you, these animal postcards are the cutest ever! They’re black and white so you can color them, and they offer cute and funny facts about a bunch of different animals!

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Health + Fitness Book Reivews

The Lyons Lifestyle by M. Frank Lyons II, M.D.

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In a country where it seems like there’s more overweight people than healthy people, Dr. Lyons offers 7 of the hardest and easiest steps to a healthy body. With diseases such as esophageal reflux, fatty liver disease, gout, kidney failure, autoimmune disorders, inflammatory diseases and vitamin D deficiency taking over our world, something needs to change and fast.

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BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS.

So many good books!! I can’t wait to share my latest reading list with you!

Preach to Yourself by Hayley Morgan

Oh my goodness you guys. This book! You HAVE to buy it NOW. It’s a game changer for anyone who has ever had that little annoying inner critic telling you you’re not good enough, not thin enough, you’ll mess up eventually so why not give in now?

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A Bible You Can Cuddle.

I have always LOVED to read. When I was younger I remember being so engrossed in one of the Harry Potter books, (at one of those really intense, “will Harry get killed this time??” moments,) that when my mom opened my bedroom door, I jumped off the bed and the book went flying from my hands. I love getting so lost in a book it felt like you were living life in those pages. 

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One of my hopes for Knox is that he will fall in love with reading as much as I did. (Looks like he’s well on his way!) I know so much of our culture spends its’ time in front of the TV, but I want him to experience the creativity of picturing what the characters look like, instead of that information being easily provided for him on a screen.

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