Every new year and during the coldest days of winter, I can be found with several books in progress. Usually a self help one or two, an inspirational one for new year habits and goals, and of course two or three from a ongoing series from my favorite authors. Winter is the time I am on leave from my seasonal job at a Christmas store and when I allow myself the break from blogging and home improvement to indulge in my favorite past time of reading. This post is to share with you the books I have read this winter.
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The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin was such a great read and insight into my own behavioral tendencies – I am a Obliger – if case you have read this book. Filled with great tips on how to meet your goals and change your habits based on your own personality profile.
This book was also a great insight in to why we do the things we do and how to establish habits that will change your life.
This book is the latest in the Wishcraft series by Heather Blake and the next to last book in the series. I have so enjoyed reading this entire series and I’m looking forward to the last book and conclusion.
Last year I read all of the books in this series of the Hannah Swensen Murder Mysteries. Love them! This book was released back in the Fall but I waited to read it until the holidays this year. The latest edition to the series, The Chocolate Cream Pie Murder was released in February this year. I am so looking forward to reading it next.
I have found that using my local library is a great way to enjoy a book without the regret of the money you spent on a bad book.
If you grew up in the South like I did, this book will bring back fond memories of childhood and give you those laugh out loud moments. This is a great read for a rainy day and has some fabulous recipes for tried and true southern dishes.
I just read this one last week from our local library. Jon Acuff is not only funny and entertaining, but he gets right to the topics that make you think and change how you work.
Lisa Terkeurst has a way with writing and speaking God’s truths. This was not always an easy read but worth taking it slow and letting it’s message sink in.
Another great book by Gretchin Rubin on our personality traits and habits and how to make them work for you. This was a the book where she first introducted the four tendencies, which I enjoyed much more in depth.
A good cup of coffee and a good book are the best on cold winter days.
I included this book as the last book on my list because I didn’t actually read it. I got it out of the library with full intentions of reading this book. I was excited to see if it could actually change my life. I just couldn’t do it. I agree with de-cluttering and cleaning out. But her methods of thanking every item and almost worshiping stuff was more than I could ingest. I’m impressed with those who have actually followed her steps and are making it work. I really am. But I just couldn’t get through the actual book to be convinced. Maybe I should just watch the show for inspiration instead.
And there you have it, my wide variety of books I have read over the last couple of months. I have updated my Read With Me page to reflect all of the ones I would gladly suggest and discuss with any book club.
“Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.” Proverbs 12:19