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?