I’ve always been a big fan of reading. As a child it felt like a fun way to learn new about new topics, and as an adult it’s a really genius way to pull myself away from the daily minutia. And, it gives Zack and I something interesting to talk about besides the kids and moving and jobs and bills ;)
Reading doesn’t need to be something you indulge in for hours, taking even 20 minutes can be enough time to “reset” a stresser, learn something new, or ignite inspiration.
Right now I’m in a season where finishing a book takes me longer than normal. And that’s totally OK! I’m in no rush; my only goal is I don’t take too long in between turning pages that I forget what I’m reading about — ha!
Here is a little compilation of what’s NEW on my bookshelf:
+ Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
+ The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner (a favorite for an entire year now)
+ Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
+ The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
+ Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington
+ The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
And here’s a list of books I’ve already read, in case you need something new on your shelf.
I really like to merge Zack and my books with the kids books. Organizing books by type (whatever makes the most sense for you personally) has helped me in big ways when searching for a title, plus it helps encourage deeper conversation with guests since “like” categories are grouped together.
Personally, I’m not picky about the kids reaching what is on our bookshelf. I put books within their reach that I want them to crab. And if they accidentally rip a page or tear a flap, oh well! We’d rather they use their books than they sit on the bookshelf in brand new condition.
Want even more book inspiration? Here’s why you should start a book club.
PS. our top 12 favorite children’s books :)