World Book Day

I didn’t know it was World Book Day until I heard Jenna talk about this morning on Hoda & Jenna - just wanted to clear that up before any of you get the idea I have my life that put together, LOL. I thought it would be fun to share my top favorite books for 2019! I had a lot of time to read last summer and came across some books that I LOVED! I actually wrote this post a while ago and never shared it. I don’t think I would have found the time whip this whole thing up this morning, LOL.

What Alice Forgot

This was my favorite read over the summer - it actually became quite the running joke in my girlfriend group because I talked about it so much! It was both entertaining and thought-provoking. The story starts with Alice on the ground after falling off her spin bike in spin class. When she comes to, she believes she is in her 30's, pregnant with her first child and a happy newlywed. In reality, she is in her 40s, has 3 children and going through a divorce. She spends the rest of the book trying to figure out who she has become over the last 10 years and what happened to her marriage. I loved it!

Where'd Ya Go Bernadette

Perfect for poolside or beach days. This light-hearted story of finding a missing mother was hilarious and highly-entertaining. I loved learning more about Bernadettes character and I love the way the author told this story. The movie was great, but as always, the book was better.

The Circlemaker

This book changed my prayer life. I read this during a time that I was facing a great deal of fear and anxiety mostly centered around Blaire Alice. I woke up worrying. I worried throughout the entire day. I went to bed with worry. It wasn’t until I decided to take those worries and turn them into prayers that I finally found the peace I was searching for… I will write more about this later when I have more time to share the details, but one of the most helpful things I did was draw a circle with chalk in her nursery. When I felt that worry and anxiety start to creep in, I would go to that circle and get on my knees and I would pray for Blaire Alice from her head to her toe. Many times, I would write down those prayers and lay them in the circle. It was healing and faith-building. This book challenged me in that way.

When Less Becomes More

What a refreshing and needed book this is. I wish I would have read it a year ago when I was working a job that stressed me out and trying to get CBco up and running, while also trying to manage my family and home. Emily Ley's message to slow down and have less and say no is so relevant and necessary - especially in the noisy, busy, and bustling world we live in today. I know this book will be encouraging to you as we are all need of serious "soul rest."

Where the Crawdads Sing

I believe most people have heard of or read this book. It was such a thrilling read. I think about Kya (the main character) often. If you haven’t picked up this book, I would highly recommend you put this one on the top of your list.

I hope you'll share your favorites with me!