Can we talk about books?
I adore reading and discussing books. Feel free to hop over to the “Books I Love” page on this site and check that out. Some of my reads from this past year fall into categories from that list. It was a year of many “chick authors”. I began a few I had to force myself through (or didn’t finish). Some beloved ones I read yet again.
Here are a few worth mentioning:
The Best Yes (a reread with my Mom’s group at church) by Lysa Terkeurst) : An easy read by a witty, relatable author. Examine your decisions by choosing the BEST YES, which is sometimes a “no”.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: A cultural hurdle for me at times. A funky but surprisingly logical plan for getting decluttered. I’m reading it for the second time because I can’t seem to get my mojo going to get started with her plan. Second times a charm?
Spiritual Healing and Prayer:
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp: Poetic author. She chronicles her journey of healing life-change that came by recording one-thousand blessings. This woman has a spellbinding gift of stringing words together.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford: Somehow I missed this book when everyone was reading it years ago. I loved the sweetness and intensity of the story of a Japenese American girl and Chinese American boy in the 1940’s. One of the highlights for me was the wholesomeness of this book. PG rating.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: Besides that she spells her first name correctly… WWII France, two sisters, love, parallel story in modern times and French war history. Historical fiction at its finest! PG-13 here and there.
All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: Another story of WWII France, a blind French girl, and a Nazi soldier. I couldn’t put it down. This author tells a beautiful tale. This book becomes PG-13 (wich surprised me!)
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier: A classic gothic tale. This novel starts with my favorite opening out of all the books I’ve read: “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…” I’ve read it multiple times. I LOVE IT.
Apps and Websites:
~Amazon Prime of course! http://www.amazon.com
~http://www.bookbub.com Thank you, Mom! Daily email of ebooks on sale.
Books on my list for 2016:
Art of Work by Jeff Goins ~follow his blog, like his style
Love Does by Bob Goff ~follow him on social media, love his perspective and attitude
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee ~can’t believe I haven’t read this yet
Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner ~looks like my kind of delicious
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo ~maybe if I keep reading about it, my house will magically become clutter free?
Happy reading friends!
What’s on your reading list for 2016?
This is great! Love books too!
Kristin Saatzer says
I’m reading “Secrets of a Charmed Life” right now. So far so good.
How do you find the time to read?
Kristin Saatzer says
I don’t watch much tv. I give myself reading time to wind down at night. I always bring my book or Kindle with me when I’m waiting for my boys or when I’m at a doctor or ortho appt. I have more reading time in the summer.