Here’s what I’m reading this month. Join me or add them to your list for what to read next.
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It’s so fun to share at the beginning of each month what I will be reading! I am hoping that it will encourage you to read more too! Whether you are a voracious reader or you want to read more, I’m here to encourage you.
Choose one of the books to read along with me, or choose them all! If you already have books going right now, just simply pin these images to Pinterest and you’ll have a reminder.
The books I share each month I have not read yet, they are either chosen off the bookshelves, off a best seller list or taken from recommendations from followers, family and friends.
Each month I read at least four books. Here’s my strategy.
Quiet Time Book
I keep a book by my bible that I read to encourage my faith. I read this book in the mornings before everyone else wakes up. Typically one chapter a day works and helps start my day off well!
I have always enjoyed the books by New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. I was first introduced to his work through our church. Our church often has stacks of his books available for members to pick up and take home. The first book of his I read was Resisting Happiness. Instantly I enjoyed his writing style and practical applications. He reminds me a lot of another favorite author of mine, Max Lucado.
This month, I’m reading I Heard God Laugh where Kelly shares strategies for daily prayer and relationship with God.
Read I Heard God Laugh with me!
Wait Time Book
I keep a book with me at all times, that’s part of the reason I’m never bored. When I’m waiting for an appointment or for my kids at practice, I have a book going that inspires me personally or professionally that I can open up and pass the time with.
This month I’ll be reading Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins. It’s been on my list for almost two years and it’s time to get it off! In this inspiring memoir, Goggins tells how learning to control his mind and build mental toughness helped him get out of a life of poverty and childhood abuse to become resilient and strong in body and mind.
Read Can’t Hurt Me with me!
For the Love of Reading
I feel lost if I don’t have a book going, a book that I get lost in just for the pure fun of reading. I often read this book on long drives or next to the fireplace in the evenings and on weekends.
My daughter is also a voracious reader and one of our favorite things to do is go to the local book store together. One of the books I chose on our last trip was Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson. I have to admit I chose this book by the cover, drawn to it’s vintage photo of two gals looking like they were at a Northwoods Summer Camp.
But the book takes place in 1938 at a dude ranch in Reno, Nevada, not the Northwoods. And it’s not Summer Camp, its a place for women to go while they await their divorces. Nevada makes women live in the state for six weeks to gain residency while they wait for a divorce. We meet ranch hand Ward, and several of the guests at the ranch amid adventures, humor and friendships.
Read Better Luck Next Time with me!
Chore Time Book
Chores become fun when I listen to an Audiobook. Loading the dishwasher, folding clothes or cleaning the bathroom is even fun because I want to know what happens next in the book I’m listening to!
I saw a commercial for the new movie with Tom Hanks, News of the World. I love Tom Hank’s movies so it caught my attention. If I can, I always like to read the book before I see the movie so I thought I’d listen to News of the World by Paulette Jiles.
Listen to News of the World or read with Me!
To find out my tips for fitting in more reading enjoy this post.
Want More Suggestions?
You can find links to my past monthly reads here. I keep ideas for what to read next on my Pinterest Board called “What to Read Next” . Start your own board today with the photos from my post so you have a quick reminder when you are looking for what to read.
I’d love for you to leave me a message in the comments below if you want to read any of the books too.