What I’m Reading Now {October 2017}

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Reading time is rare these days, but here’s what’s on my nightstand:

Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline by Catherine McNiel.  From Amazon: “Dirty laundry, crayon-smeared bills, and smashed crackers . . . And there’s your Bible―buried under a pile of diapers. Bleary-eyed from lack of sleep, without a moment of peace and quiet, you wonder if the spiritual life you crave is even possible. But God sees you. He designed this parenting journey, after all. He understands the chaos of motherhood. And he joins you in everything―whether you’re scrubbing the floor, nursing a fussy newborn, or driving to soccer practice. Catherine McNiel invites you to connect with God right here, in the sacred mundane of every mothering moment.”

Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to Be Noticed by Sara Hagerty.  From Amazon: “We may be “wasting” ourselves in a hidden corner today: The cubicle on the fourth floor. The hospital bedside of an elderly parent. The laundry room. But these are the places God uses to meet us with a radical love. These are the places that produce the kind of unhinged love in us that gives everything at His feet, whether or not anyone else ever proclaims our name, whether or not anyone else ever sees.”

I’m actually hosting an online book group on Facebook for this book starting this month.  The book isn’t about infertility, but the author has experience with infertility and the book group is for women who read my infertility blog.  You’re welcome to join us or share the group with friends who might be interested.

Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right by Jamie Glowacki. From Amazon: “Jamie Glowacki—potty-training expert, Pied Piper of Poop, and author of the popular guide, Oh Crap! Potty Training—shares her proven 6-step plan to help you toilet train your preschooler quickly and successfully.”

Fiercehearted: Live Fully, Love Bravely by Holley Gerth.  From Amazon: “In her most powerful book yet, beloved bestselling author Holley Gerth inspires her readers to become the stronger, braver, truer women they long to be by sharing personal stories of her own struggles and victories. As readers join Holley on this journey, they’ll discover a freedom they never imagined could be theirs: the freedom to experience life, love, and faith to the fullest because fear can no longer hold them back.”

What are you reading?  I’d love to know!  Feel free to share in the comments.  


What I’m Reading {July 2015}


Here’s what I’m reading this month.  Please note this post contains affiliate links.

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  • Beauty and the Bitch: Grace for the Worst in Me by Jan Myers Proett.  Don’t judge a book by its (unfortunate) title.  This is a lovely book about taking an honest look at ourselves, identifying the worst in us, and turning to Christ for his grace.  Myers Proett’s other two books had a big impact on me in my mid-20s and I was not disappointed by her third work.
  • Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks (Workbook) by Priscilla Shirer.  I needed a new Bible study book and after careful consideration, I choose this one.   I don’t like over-simplified Bible studies, but I’m not looking for dry, academic studies, either.  This one finds a nice middle ground and I love the insights she has on hearing God.  There’s a full-length book that goes along with the workbook, but I haven’t found that I need the full-length book in order to do the study and workbook exercises.

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What I’m Reading {June 2015}

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Here some of my favorite books I read in the past month.  Please note this post contains affiliate links.

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  • Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin.  I’ve read a lot of habit books recently, but this one has been my favorite.  Rubin doesn’t get too bogged down by all the science and research, but it’s not just a collection of stories about what worked for her.  I love that she encourages the reader not to acquire habits just for habits’ sake, but to acquire habits for happiness and health’s sake.  This is definitely one you want to check out, and also be sure to listen to her podcast, Happier.  It’s currently one of my favorites.

What have you been reading lately?  Please share in the comments below!

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Books I Want to Read in 2015

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Whenever I put more food on my plate than I can eat, I think of that saying, “My eyes are bigger than my plate.”  Well, as I take a look at all the books I want to read this year, I’m realizing that my eyes are also bigger than my bookshelves.  There are SO MANY books I want to read.  I know I’ll never get to them all, but here’s my list.


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What books are on your reading list this year?  Please share your thoughts in the comments. 


5 Favorite Books of 2014

I read a lot of good books in the last year.  As always, they were mostly non fiction.  Here are my five favorite books of 2014.


Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God by Timothy Keller

I’m actually still reading this one.  It’s not difficult to read, but it’s quite thought-provoking and requires a lot of time for reflection.  I just love anything Keller does and this one is no exception.

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Every Bitter Thing is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things by Sara Hagerty

This is a book about infertility, loss, grief, and wrestling with God- all things I’ve been dealing with this past year.  Sara’s writing is so beautiful it brought me to tears several times- yet it’s also hopeful.  You can read a longer review of this book and an interview I did with Sara on my other blog.

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Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte

This is a fascinating read about how other countries and cultures approach work and recreation.  It opened my eyes to alternate ways of living and managing our time.  A must-read if you’re interested in productivity or work/life balance.

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

This is the one fiction book on my list.  Actually, it’s the only fiction book I even attempted to read all year.  But I am so glad I did.  This is a young adult book, but the writing it so powerful that even adults will enjoy it.  I thought about the ending for days afterwards.

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MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche

This is a fascinating glimpse into an adult woman’s attempt to make new friends after moving to a new city.  As someone who has experienced this twice in the last six years, I found myself really resonating with her successes and failures.

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What were your favorite books of 2014?  Please share your thoughts in the comments below!

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