I’m going to preface this post with this statement: I am a total book nerd…aka, a major book lover, and could probably spend all my free time reading! As a mama though, sometimes it is so hard to find time to read anything for yourself, especially if you are anything like me and have about 3 other read alouds going with your kiddos. It can feel quite impossible or just exhausting to find time to read anything just for you. But, can I encourage you to at least find one book to enjoy just for you. Not only is it so good for us mamas to have things of our own to enjoy, but it sets such a beautiful example for our kiddos to find time to enjoy things that bring us life! I’ll talk about this more soon in another post about awesome adulting (a wonderful term created by Julie Bogart from Bravewriter).
For now though, I thought it would be fun to share the books I’m reading and then if you want to share the books that are filling you up or ones that are just awesomely (I’m pretty sure I just made up that word) entertaining you in the comments, we could all get some great ideas. So here’s what’s currently on my reading list…(and I’ve added links just for your reference):
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp…this is my 3rd time through this one and it is just as beautiful as the first time through. Such an amazing reminder to always look for the gifts in everything around us and practice thanksgiving in every moment. Quite a habit I am still growing in.
The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah Mackenzie…I just love how real she is when she writes. It feels like you are chatting over a cup of coffee with her when you read this book. I also love all the great book reccomendations and just her heart for connecting with her kids!
Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter…if you have read “Girl of the Limberlost” then this is a must read. It acts as a prequel in a sense that it tells the story of Freckles, a character just lightly touched upon in “Girl of the Limberlost” (which is another fantastic read as well). Her writing is so whimsical and you really just fall in love with her characters.
So that’s it for now. I hope whatever you are reading is helping usher more joy into your life as well!