There are honestly very few things that I love more than the feeling of getting lost in a story. Whether that be an amazing novel or an addicting show (*cough Grey’s Anatomy cough*), there’s just something fantastic about finally getting to put everything from your day aside and immerse yourself into the world of the story. I’ve always enjoyed reading, but with busier seasons of life always comes less time set aside for reading. Though I’m not under the impression I can 100% reverse that, I definitely want to make an effort to stop what I’m doing and put a book in front of my face more often!
I’ve always been a fiction lover. Like I said, there’s something about a great story that just draws me in! However, I’m starting to really open my mind to nonfiction, after seeing some books that I’m very interested in. So, with no further adieu, here is a short reading list of mine (to be fulfilled by no specific deadline, but rather “sometime in the near future”):
- The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith (Nester.com blogger)Ever since I started connecting with other bloggers on Instagram, this book has continually popped up as something near and dear to many gals’ hearts. As an enthusiastic lover of all things home and nesting and design, I was automatically drawn in. From what I have read about it, this book addresses making a home beautiful, reflective of your personal style, and welcoming in the midst of real life craziness (though I am yet to have children, I have no shortage of that). Right up my alley. I so want to give this a read!
2. Simply Tuesday by Emily Freeman
My sweet mother is the one who told me I should give this book a read. After looking into it, I’m convinced! This book addresses the idea of slowing down and embracing the here and now, in the midst of our fast-paced, discontent society. Emily Freeman is a Christian author, which I really love, because lifestyle changes are so much more fully and effectively made with Christ, the standard and ultimate guide to the best way to live. So yes, I’d love to have some Simply Tuesday in my life!
3. She Reads Truth 2016 Lent Study
For a full description of what is contained in this bundle, follow this link. I have not been consistent in participating in Lent each year, and in the past, I’ve felt the emptiness that comes with giving something up in my daily life if I am not actively seeking to fill my heart with God’s word, daily. With Lent beginning next month, I’d love to use this study throughout the time of fasting.
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
…Gulp. It’s a shame that I have not yet read this book, or even seen the movie. Deepest apologies to Jane Austen (and Keira Knightley) for failing to appreciate this masterpiece until this point in my life. In my 22nd year of life, this book will be read; that is a fact. I’m tired of not understanding the references so often made by females of my generation!
That is all for now, folks. If anyone has these books lying around (I’m a sucker for real, tangible books) and wants to send them my way, I’ll welcome them- and your friendship- with open arms.