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Worth Reading {From My Bookshelf to Yours}

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My goal is to read 25 books this year, which means I need to read at least two to three books a month to meet this goal. I have a reading list, but I’m giving myself grace to read books that aren’t on my list as well.

When I shared my reading list, many of you asked me to give updates about the book I’m reading. So here you go!

Here is a list of books I read in January:

Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung – I read this with my husband. If you’re caught in a cycle of being too busy, then this book is a must read. I love Kevin DeYoung’s matter of fact, common sense approach to time management. Plus it’s a short, quick read. Very helpful for those of us who are … well, crazy busy.

Balanced: Finding Center as a Work at Home Mom by Tricia Goyer – If you’re a work at home mom, then please read this book. Please. Please! I had the privilege of listening to Tricia Goyer speak at a conference a couple of years ago, and it literally changed my “work at home” life. She’s been a published author for more than twenty years. These are the type women I want to listen to when it comes to learning how to balance work and home to the glory of God.

Until Forever by Darlene Shortridge – I don’t read fiction often. Not because I don’t like it, but because I have zero self control. I got this book for free on Amazon last year. It has a sequel, but I’m going to wait to buy it. *ahem* Letting the laundry pile up and ordering take out because I’m so engrossed in a book? Yea…not a good idea. If you have fiction-reading-self-control, then you’ll enjoy this book.

The Twitter Effect: How to Increase Your Follower Count by Eric Bieller- Not my favorite book of all time. I don’t recommend it. I didn’t find anything new or life changing. I was actually pretty disappointed, and disagreed on several points. Use your two bucks and get Balanced instead.

The Breakfast Revolution by Beth Ricci – I’ve been doing a major overhaul on the way I plan my weekly menu. We were sick and tired of eating eggs and fruit every morning for breakfast. I picked up this book and was delighted to find several recipes that were quick and easy to add to our rotation. The French Oat Pancakes is hands down our favorite breakfast right now! Great eBook – I highly recommend it!

Live for Him: A Grace-Filled Look at Planning – This is my eBook available for purchase here. Lest you think I wrote this only for you, think again! I sat down for my yearly planning retreat right before releasing the final draft to you. It was just what my soul needed. If you haven’t taken time to make a plan for the year, it’s not too late.

What did you read in January? Share with me in the comments!

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  1. My goal this year is 50 books, but I also take advantage of audiobooks whenever I can. ๐Ÿ™‚ In January, I read:

    A Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the Worldโ€™s Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor by Caroline Stoessinger

    Early Potty Teaching by Becky Zale

    One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

    No Brand is an Island by Robert D. Smith

    I Am in Here: The Journey of a Child with Autism Who Cannot Speak But Finds Her Voice by Elizabeth M. Bonker

    Blog at Home Mom by Christin Slade

    I Still Believe: A Memoir by Jeremy Camp

    My favorite was definitely One Thousand Gifts — I loved Ann Voskamp’s challenge to find His grace in the ordinary. My fastest read was I Still Believe: A Memoir — it read like a conversation over coffee, so I didn’t really want to put it down. He has a riveting testimony. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for sharing your list! I’m always looking for more books to add to my way-too-long to-read list.