Happy Summer reading! May held lots of good books for me, and June seemed to slow down to a snail's pace with my reading. No worries though because July is seeming like a good month so far with reading. Last week I was on vacation and read three books. I absolutely LOVE reading while on vacation with my man. Laying on the beach with a good book, the waves crashing in, and a good drink makes me one happy momma! I'll tell you what I read later.
Now on to June books:
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
I read a book by this same author earlier in the year (January – Big Little Lies) and really liked it. I had heard that this one was just as good, and I thoroughly enjoyed it as well. Her books involve fun characters, and twists that leave you wanting to read just one more chapter before you go to bed each night.
Cecillia's husband had written a letter to his wife confessing something for her to read after he had died, only she found it while he was still alive.
Next book …
I received this book a while ago and it's been on my nightstand wanting to be read forever, and finally I picked it up. I must put the disclaimer out there that I believe all parenting books must all be taken with a grain of salt. What works amazing for one mom, might not work the best with others.
Now that I said that, I did like this book a lot. The beginning of the book is a lot of Sally setting up her thoughts on how moms should be home with their kids and that should be their number one focus. I don't think that's best case for every mom, but I enjoyed her thoughts on motherhood.
She seems to have raised lovely children, and I loved how her heart was so in tune into what they needed. I was greatly challenged to love my kids stronger, pray for them more, and see my time with them as a priority and not just something that happens every day of our lives.
Sally has a great way of helping us moms remember what is truly important in our kids lives, and in our own lives as well.
That's it for June. Two books. I can't even believe it, but it is what it is.
What did you read in June?
I’m in the middle of the Kitchen House off of your recommendation from one of your podcasts. Its SO good! I can’t put it down. I love hearing what others are reading and getting book ideas from them. Thanks for this great rec!
Hi Jamie! 🙂
I feel like I know you 🙂 I have just discovered your podcast from another blog post (Emily Lex) and I LOVE IT! I’m just sorry I’m discovering you so late. I started listening to the podcast from the beginning 🙂 so I’m listening now as you are on a social media fast. :)) I just wanted to tell you that I am enjoying the podcast and I LOVE how you share what you’re reading. That has made me want to read more, so I have a list of books to add to my reading list; that’s one of my favorite parts of your podcast. I also love the TV shows that you recommend as “Parenthood” my all time favorite is done, I need something to watch.
How do you find so many guest? And are most of your books on Kindle or paperback? I’m sure you’ve probably answered these questions before, I’m just a late bloomer. Keep up the good work!!!
Lakeisha thank you for commenting and your questions …. I love all of my guests and most of them I have met before and every now nad then I have a guests on that someone recommends for me and I’ve actually never met them. Most of my books are paperback and lots are checked out from the library!
I don’t know how to comment on itunes but I LOVE LOVE LUUVVVVV what you are doing for the Lord and for your sisters in Christ and just women and humanity in general! I am a (new) stepmom of two boys and a stay-at-home mom of a 6s-month old. Having just left the professional world for the domestic one, I have been very blessed by your podcasts and your ministry. You make me think about my life beyond just my favorite hobbies of dishes and laundry. My girlfriend recommended you to me and I have been hooked ever since! We are Michigan girls and love the interesting and down-to earth conversations, as well as the accent!
P.S. I am a serious listener and reader of books (love Liane Moriarty and JoJo Moyes; check out “One Plus One.”). Thanks to your podcasts, I have developed a new juicy reading list with lots of nonfiction titles. Thanks!