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Worth Reading {From My Summer 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. I really slacked on sharing my favorite books over the summer. You can see what I read in January, February, and March, but after that I dropped the ball.

In an effort to get back on track, I will do a quick catch up of my favorite books read this summer!

Here is a list of books I read throughout the summer that I found to be worth reading:

Family Driven Faith: Doing What it Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God, by Voddie Baucham, Jr. – Hands down one of my top three favorite books of all time. I love the biblical approach to why family worship and living is so important.

Instructing a Child’s Heart, by Tedd & Margy Tripp – A great practical parenting book that is definitely high on my list as well. I learned a lot of practical advice to implement with my children.

It Starts with Food, by Melissa & Dallas Hartwig – The best health book I’ve read in a while. It’s based on the Whole 30 Challenge, and I love the practical, no-nonsense approach the Hartwigs take to health. Above all, I love that this lifestyle is fully sustainable beyond the Whole 30. It’s not a diet. It’s about food and our choices.

The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful, by Myquillyn Smith – This was such an inspirational read. Every once in a while I need to be refreshed in my role as a creator of beauty in my home. This is a wonderful read and so encouraging!

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott – Every once in a while, I like to re-read old childhood favorites. Living in a house full of boys was my motivation for picking up Little Women. I needed some ladies in my life.

Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Truly Matters, by Rachel Macy Stafford – Some truly revolutionary thoughts on engaging with our children and family. Every woman should read this book.

Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World, by Tsh Oxenreider – I love anything Tsh writes. This is a highly inspiring look into the Oxenreider’s life and how we can start living intentionally right where God has placed us.

What’s Your Worldview?: An Interactive Approach to Life’s Big Questions by James N. Anderson – A short, easy (but important) read especially for the Western church. I’m learning that a right Christian worldview is sorely lacking. Many of us aren’t even aware of where we are straying. This short read can help you determine where you stand.

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know that many of these books I snagged on Amazon for super cheap. I love Kindle deals that pop up, and I always try to share them with my Facebook followers.

Otherwise, many of these titles can be found at your local library, so be sure to check your library for a free way to read many of these books!

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

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  1. I’ve read 9 different Francine Rivers books in the past 3 months. I bet you didn’t know you were going to start such an obsession when you recommended Redeeming Love to me! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now (since I read all the Rivers books at my local library), I’ve moved on to Night Song by Tricia Goyer.

  2. We have the same taste in books apparently! I’ve read a lot of these too. I would highly recommend Love Does by Bob Goff. SO inspiring! Sometimes He Whispers, Sometimes He Roars changed my prayer life significantly. Did you read Seven Sacred Pauses? I saw it in the stack and I have it on my Amazon wish list. ๐Ÿ™‚ If so, do you recommend it?
    Also, thanks for the recommendation awhile back on the planner! I got one and it has seriously changed my life. I tried, I really tried, to be an iphone planner, but I’m just a write it down girl. I don’t know why a planner had never occurred to me, but now I write down everything I need to (or would like to) do in a day, and it is SO helpful! Anyway…..thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚