My 2015 Summer Reading List
Last year I shared my summer reading list so I thought I would do the same this summer, even though we are well into July and I’m not sure I will get much reading done with a new baby. 😉 My goal is to read more and look at my phone less while feeding my little one….easier said than done! I loved that I got some suggestions from you all last year too! I read “Sparkly Green Earrings” after several people recommended it and I liked it a lot. Great read if you are a mom. I laughed a lot and could relate to what the author Melanie Shankle described. Here is what I’m reading this summer:
1. The Nesting Place-This is a quick and easy read with lots of inspiring pictures of home decor…my favorite! Myquillyn challenges us to stop trying to create the perfect home and just create a place where you and your guests can be comfortable to be who they are. She gives great tips on how to create a space that you love on a tight budget…even when you live in a rental. I love how she says “It doesn’t have to be perfect to beautiful.” Loving this book!
2. Sacred Chaos-Spiritual Disciplines For The Life You Have– I’ve been reading this for a while and little at a time and loving it! Tricia Rhoades is the wife of the pastor where we go to church and she is a wise woman! This book is meeting me right where I am at as a busy mom of two (a toddler and a newborn) and craving to deepen my relationship with God amidst the chaos that is my life right now. The chapters are short, which I love, and packed full of meaningful insight from Tricia. At the end of each chapter there are exercises you can do that don’t take a lot of time, but that can draw you closer to Jesus.
3. 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom– Arlene Pelicane is a family friend of my husband’s family and she has also spoken at my MOPS group. She’s a great writer and I am so honored to be apart of her launch team for her new book! It comes out August 1st so look for it soon! Life as a mom is wonderful, but it can be crazy, hard and draining too. “31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom” gives encouragement and wisdom to moms. Arlene’s book is broken down into 31 daily readings and each ends with an action step to take.
You can watch the book trailer here. And if you pre-order the book anytime in the month of July (you have just a few more days) you can get these 3 free gifts:
Struggling with questions like “Can I watch just one more show?” or “Do we have to go?”? Arlene answers these questions and 8 other pesky common queries in this helpful resource.
Whether you had your baby last month or twenty years ago (ha!), Arlene will help you rid yourself of a few baby pounds. This eBook is easy to read and easy to implement!
My Happy Chart is a place your child can write their tasks (i.e. homework, make bed, dishes…) and then check them off as completed. I suggest paying a nickel or dime for every check completed without you nagging.
Find out how to get these free gifts when you pre-order here.
4. Breathing Room-Letting Go So You Can Freely Live– My husband just bought this one for our Kindle because it was on sale for a great price. Normally I love the physical book in my hand so that I can make notes, but I had been wanting to read this one for a while and couldn’t pass up this sale price. I had read Leanna’s book Found Art and loved it! Looking forward to diving into this one, cause let’s face it we all need a little breathing room…at least this mama does!
So what are you reading?? Please share in the comments of email me. I’d love to get some great suggestions!