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January Book List

I have always loved reading. My mom would send my sister and me outside during the summer to play and we would grab books and sit under trees and read for hours. The library was our jam, as well as garage sales and used book sales, where we would load up on Nancy Drew, the Boxcar Children, Babysitters Club, Animorphs, you name it. Such good memories.

This month I have started and even finished a bunch of amazing books. (side note: some of these were audio books, books I have read a 1000 times, actually finished in December while my child was occupied with my extended family and children’s books, or I have just started – so I’m not insane, I promise 😉 )

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Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari – A comical sociological look at dating and love in the modern age. I listened to this on audible and Aziz was hilarious.

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Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – I reread this series every year. Strong female characters, romance, Irish folklore – beautiful.

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Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans – Lifegiving. I just ordered two more copies, as I passed on my bookmarked, dogeared copy to a dear friend who is taking a break from church. If you are a millenial or work with millenials or just feel like the church has beaten you down – please read this book. I will probably have a few posts in the future just about topics in this book, but suffice to say – made me laugh and cry and read passages aloud to my husband, and cry some more, and feel more positive about God and the church than I have felt in a really long time.

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For the Love by Jen Hatmaker – Encouragement as a mom. If you need someone to speak some grace into your life, pick up this book. This book helped me realize that I could take a little pressure off myself and enjoy the day to day a little more.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – A fun addition to your Harry Potter world 🙂 Just started this one, neat little notes from Harry, Ron & Hermione in the margins of this cute textbook style book.

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First 100 Words Board Book – My daughter loves this book. Who knew you could read a picture book million of times and never get tired of it *she never gets tired of it – I have started creating narratives instead of repeating the word ball 80 times… But trust me – your kid will love it 😉

What have you been reading lately?