January 16, 2018

Books I Look Forward to Reading in 2018

In 2017, I set a goal to read 12 books throughout the year. And y'all, I did it! I actually read more than 12 books and that felt good.

When I was in high school I hated reading. Assigned reading assignments over the summer were, in my opinion, the absolute worse. Alas, I did the assignment and still owe a lot of my work to cliff notes. :)

The winter break of my freshman year of college, more than likely because I was pestering her with my boredom, my mom gave me a book to read. It was about a young single girl, trying to make rent, who becomes a bail bondsman and her mishaps along the way. Putting the book down was next to impossible, made me laugh and threw in a little romance! Lucky for me the book was number one in a long series (20+). I read all winter long and my love for books kept growing.

Naturally when making my goals for 2018, this rewarding goal was put back on the list. Taking advantages of the notes app, each time I see a book that interest me I jot it down. Here are some of the books making the list now:

1. No Drama Discipline: In all honesty, God has put on my heart how I parent, discipline, my reaction to my children. It is apparent that my actions are noticed by my sweet babies. Parenting is hard stuff. Fun, but hard. I want my littles to be kind and compassionate and full of faith and wonder. So how do I teach them that? This book helps redirect the meltdowns and Lord knows we need that direction right now.

2. Uninvited: My mom gifted me this book last Christmas and I just haven't gotten around to reading it. Everyone has such wonderful things to say about this read!

3. The Best Yes: Currently reading right now! And it is a game changer. I cannot wait to tell you my thoughts after I complete the book. Also, this book came highly recommended to me for the season of life I am in.

4. The Life Giving Home: Another way God is challenging my heart is the way we do "home". The way we invite people in, the coziness, the use of all that we own, the importance of making a home an outreach of my faith. I want a home that invites other inside and offers my guests an invited atmosphere. I want a home that blesses others just by being just like it is. Again, this book was a recommended read and from what I am told truly life changing.

5. The Woman in Cabin 10: Suspense, thrilling, on the edge of your seat read and I cannot wait! I have a feeling this one will be a cannot put down read. Mystery thrillers are one of my favorite genre's of books.

6. I Know How She Does It: Our world has this idea that having a successful career means a back seat to family and life. This book studies how successful women split their time and make their days feel meaningful on all aspect of life.

So what is on your bedside table now? What books do you hope to read in 2018? Let's start together! Light that candle, bundle up and crack that book open :) I am right there with you sister.


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