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You guys. My stack of current reads is getting a little out of control. I already had several on deck and in my “rotation” when I ordered four more from Barnes & Noble the other day. Oops.
And then while I was writing this post I remembered two more and just Amazon Primed them.
I have a problem.
Anyway, these are the ones I’m currently working through:
Present Over Perfect – Shauna Niequist
I’m just getting started on this one but so far – it’s great. It’s all about her personal quest to pare down her life to what’s really important, and stop falling back on the self-imposed excuse of “I’m so busy.” I’m different in that don’t aspire to busyness (like, AT ALL), but I do have the disease to please, and those are all things she tackles in this book.
Nobody’s Cuter than You – Melanie Shankle
Melanie Shankle is one of my very favorite authors. (If you’re a mom or soon-to-be, you need to read Sparkly Green Earrings. I read it while I was pregnant with Ave and it made me so pumped about motherhood.) But this book of hers is all about friendship and I kid you not, it makes memories from my childhood come flooding in, one after another. I’ve been blessed with truly beautiful friendships (both new and some that have spanned decades) so this is a really sweet reminder for me to cherish those relationships.
Falling Free – Shannan Martin
I’m on the launch team for this book, and I am not exaggerating when I tell you I’ve devoured my copy (an e-book, so not pictured). I won’t lie to you – this is a hard read. It’s confronting and convicting, but in the best ways possible. It’s all about how God turned Shannan’s family upside down and gave her a new perspective on doing life wherever God places you, however He directs you. All about surrender. (Which is my “word” for this season while I’m waiting on baby #2).
Recently finished books:
Even if Not, by Kaitlyn E Bouchillon : thumbs up; easy quick read.
Wild and Free, by Jess Connolly & Hayley Morgan (thumbs up with a head’s up: it’s a good read with so many applicable truths to women today, it just took me a while to work through and digest.)
Looking for Lovely, by Annie Downs: thumbs up; honest and quirky.
And here are the books I just got in the mail/ordered today off Amazon (seriously, I have a disease):
Bittersweet – Shauna Niequist
When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi, *probably the one I’m most looking forward to.
Giddy Up, Eunice: (Because Women Need Each Other) – Sophie Hudson
You & Me Forever – Francis Chan
Missional Motherhood – Gloria Furman
So there are my updated lists! Ridiculous, I know.
Oh! One more thing. I’m currently on the lookout for a bible study for a small group. I want to host a study group in my home this fall, but I have to narrow down my choices. Do you have a recommendation? PLEASE tell me if so! And if you know me personally and want to join in on the study (women only), I’d love to have you. 🙂