Happy book day! This is one of my very favorite posts that I do each month! I just love the feedback from all of you guys about what I should be reading next. Sharing books with girlfriends is one of my greatest pleasures, so I’m always so happy to swap ideas with you too.
This month, thanks to our snowy days, I was able to read more than usual. A snowy day, a cup of coffee, three content kids and a big book…life really doesn’t get better for me. Here’s what I’ve read this month…
I have read several Sally Clarkson books before. Sally writes a lot about motherhood, being a wife, and living your life to the fullest with Christ. I always find her books so encouraging and very practical for every day life. I love Own Your Life because at the end of each chapter, she has some specific steps you can take to apply the chapter in your day to day routine.
Um, loved! I’m such a Liane Moriarty fan (I read two of her books this month!), The Husband’s Secret is such a good little read. This book has a little suspense and a little romance all rolled into one book about friendship. Great light read!
Speaking of loved, I loved Watching the English! This book is so clever and quirky…perfect if you’re an Anglophile like myself. It’s subtitled “the hidden rules of English behavior” and I soaked them all in.
I mean, I read everything John Grisham writes, so it’s no wonder I liked Gray Mountain. I think my favorite part about this Grisham book is that the lead character is a girl (typically, he writes male leads). If you like Grisham, you should read this.
I must confess…The Secrets of Midwives was my favorite read of the month. Ladies, this was such a fun, light read very similar to Liane Moriarty and Emily Giffin! I could not put this book down! In fact, one morning, I read it from 5:30 to 7:00 just to finish it before my kids woke up (I had to know how it ended!). Love, love, loved this book! Now, I need Sally Hepworth to write 10 more just like it so I can read them too :).
And then I ended my March with another Liane Moriarty book…The Hypnotist’s Love Story. Here’s what I’ve learned about Moriary…every time I finish one of her books, I declare it my favorite…until I read her next one. The bottom line, I love them all but if you ask me which one is my fave, I’m going to say this one (until I read the next one…they are just all so good!).
One last thing, on Sunday, I hosted a book exchange at my house with the ladies from my church. Everyone brought books that they didn’t want any more and we all shopped them for a $1 a book. This way, if you brought 10 books, you didn’t necessarily have to leave with 10 books (because you might not want that many), but you could make $10 if all of your books sold. And on the flip side, you could bring one book and then leave with 10 if you had $10. My friends and I loved this!! We had a few remaining books that we donated to our local women’s shelter at the end. Everyone brought an appetizer (dips and nibbles) and we ate, “shopped” our books and chatted for almost three hours. It was such a fun night with girlfriends!
Don’t forget, you can see my running list of books for 2015 here.