Since I wasn’t able or in the mindset to read books last year, I’ve decided to dive right back into them now that my brain is back.
Here’s a quick list of what I’ve been reading recently! Find these at your local bookstore, or I’ve included the Amazon links below.
What I’ve Read
Mystery/Suspense The Kind Worth Killing If you enjoyed Gone Girl this one is right up your alley! In fact, I felt it was even more suspenseful than Gone Girl. Quite a page turner.
History The 1619 Project This is a companion to the 1619 Project podcast which shared how a slave ship shaped society, politics, music, religion, and more in America. No matter your political leanings, this is a well-thought collection of writings that will help anyone from any background gain a new perspective.
Christian Psalms for Trials: Meditations on Praying the Psalms My sister-in-law gifted me this book and it was so important to me during my recovery. The psalms are a wonderful resource for those going through tough times. The author shares her own experiences and how we can apply the psalms in our life.
Gardening Wild at Home: How to style and care for beautiful plants If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I’ve recently developed a houseplant hobby. This book by stylist Hilton Carter is both beautiful and informative. It’s inspired me to bring the outdoors in (and hopefully keep them alive)!
Comics The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Ohmygoodness, my favorite duo of all time! If you need a pick-me-up, just open up a Calvin and Hobbes book. Appropriate for both adults and kids, these comics are classics and bring a smile to my face every time.
Christian/Self-Help Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All This one hurt a bit, but it’s a good, swift, kick in the butt many of us need. The author is so encouraging and approaches a tough thing to learn with humor. It covers flattery, gossip, our digital words, listening, tone, using words for good, and the power of prayer to guide our words in situations and relationships.
What I Will Be Reading
What’s next on my list? These!
Biographies Anna: The Biography Growing up, I loved making my own magazine layouts from cut-up fashion magazines. I had an appreciation for the fashion and for the art of a layout. So I’ve always had a bit of a fascination with Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour. Do I think she’s probably a PITA to work for? Yes. But she knows what she wants, gives her honest opinions, and has always had great taste. I’m halfway through this bio and appreciate her work ethic.
Health/Mental Health Voices of Cancer: What We Really Want, What We Really Need I didn’t come across this book until very recently. I can’t wait to get into it. This book may possibly accomplish what I’ve been trying to do with this blog. The more cancer patients share their true feelings, the better.
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