Happy Monday! Today is all about books, books and more books!
It’s January, it’s cold, it’s the perfect time to stay in by the fire underneath a blanket and read a great book. Thanks to Christmas break and a three week trip to China, I have read several books this month.
Several of these books have come at your suggestions. Thank you so much for always suggesting such great books! Please continue to comment and let me know what I should be reading next. I love to read and often the hardest part is deciding what to read…so thanks for making that easy.
Okay, first up…you have to read this guy’s book. He’s so cute, he’s so sweet, he’s a great Christian man and if he were to ever need a kidney, he would call me…
Yeah, that’s my little brother and he’s releasing his first book on January 27. You can pre-order it here. I’ve already read it and I must say, he must have really good parents ;). If you love Sean (and come on, who doesn’t?), you’ll love reading about his journey over the last 12ish years. Andrew and I are extremely proud of him and this is my number one book for you to read this month :).
Speaking of people I love, another person I love has a new book out and I loved it too!!
My sweet friend Sophie (a.k.a. Boo Mama) has her second book out later this month and it is so good. Sophie has a great way of making you feel like you’re a part of her family as you read. She’s funny, she’s sincere, she’s lighthearted while being deep at the same time…she’s a phenomenal story teller and I loved every page of her new book. You can pre-order Sophie’s book here. Heartwarming, this book is just heartwarming and will feed your soul.
Last month, several of you ladies suggested that I read What Alice Forgot and oh my goodness! I love, love, loved it! Such a great little read. I’ve said this before but if you’re into Emily Giffin, Jennifer Weiner or Sophie Kinsella, you’ll love Liane Moriarty too.
I took this pic back in December of me reading in the car pool line…and I’m reading one of my new very favorite books of all time.
My dad always instilled in me the love of travel but my mom instilled in me the love of the French. As an interior designer, my mom taught me growing up to respect, appreciate and pay attention to how the French live…and this book Forever Chic was perfection in every page. This is written by an American who has lived in France for almost 30 years and she shares the tips and tricks she has picked up by watching the French women live. This book is full of tips for beauty, fashion, home entertainment, manners, shopping, preparing food…just about everything! If you have an affection for the French too, you will LOVE this book!
I also read Courtney DeFeo’s book In This House We Will Giggle this month and oh my goodness! As a new mom to three kiddos, I needed it. I really want my kids to remember the happy times…the laughter, the giggles, the fun. I want them to remember the fun while also keeping the behavior in check and the house in order. I thought this book had so many great ideas for accomplishing both. Moms with young kiddos should really read this book.
So there you have it…the books I’ve read so far this month. I love, love, love to read and there is probably no better season for reading than winter. Right now, I’m already into the next batch of books you ladies recommended but if you have more suggestions, please leave them below!
And don’t forget, it’s Monday, so that means I have Meal Planning Monday up on my blog! Simple, easy and yummy weeknight meals for you to make your family.
I have five yummy (and simple!) suppers like my Chicken Parm Sloppy Joes for you to make this week. Click here to see.