Summer Reads



At the beginning of the year and first of summer, I love gathering up a fat stack of books to (slowly) conquer for the next few months.  I've always desired to be a true reader, but I'm more of a I really should stop watching so much TV and read more reader, and end up loving it when I do. (even if it does take me a month to finish a book...)

So here's the Summer line up, because who doesn't love a good book rec?

Bittersweet- Thoughts on change, grace and learning the hard way: My sweet friends gushed about this book and how it is has been hands down her most favorite book, so obviously I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I’m just a few chapters in, and I’m obsessed. Thanks, Molly.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up- the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing:  I long to be an organized, tidy person— so I’m excited to see what the big secret is (and how 2 million copies have beens sold!) I need all the life change I can get in that area. ( I'm a few chapters in and its fantastic. Not so much a "how to tidy" as a mindset change).

Abide Journal: This is more of a Bible Study/ Devo. Last summer, she put out a different summer study and I loved it. If you are looking for a fresh, new, get-you-in-the-Word and focused on Abiding in Jesus, jump on the wagon. I love the way Jessi writes- its like you're sitting across the table with her having coffee. (there are also free teaching videos that go along)

Unbroken- I have been wrestling with this book for months. The story is so beautifully written, but I had to put it down to take a breather because my hormones couldn’t take it. I got a scolding from my (book-loving) cousin this weekend for putting it down— so I’m back on the train and ready for the power house ending…

Prayer Warrior: My sister in law has been begging me to get this book for months, and now I know why. The author does such a good job Biblically explaining spiritual warfare, and our role as praying believers in it. I can only read a few pages at a time. (Its by the woman who wrote, The Power of a Praying wife. Now that one's a must have.)

I’m clearly more drawn to non-fiction, informative books— so my goal is to push myself to always be reading some type of novel. If you have a book you love, comment below or email me.

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  1. Lauren! What are your thoughts on Bittersweet? I just finished Bread and Wine and LOVEd it, but Bittersweet I have had for years and never started! I think it may speak right to my soul in this season. XoXo!

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