Hello friends! October is almost behind us which means the New Year is almost among us! How are you doing with your reading goals? Have you made any progress this fall? My goal in 2015 was to read 37 books. This month I've read books number 30, 31, 32, and 33!!! I should be able to get in 4 more books by December and reach my goal.
Here is what I've been reading this month:
Design Mom by Gabrielle Blair is the perfect coffee table book. It is a beautiful and inspiring book about home and design from a mother of six. Make no mistake, Design Mom is for moms and non-moms alike. It is equal parts practical and challenging. A book for creating a BEAUTIFUL and organized home your family will love and you can feel proud of.
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline is the second book I've read about orphans in the early 20th century. Sobering and inspiring, this quick read is the story of one little girl's journey on the orphan train. It chronicles her life through adulthood while mirroring the story of a young woman in the current foster care system. These two women form the most unpredictable bond and friendship. It is a beautiful story of strength and redemption.
The Goldfinch is the story of a 13 year old boy, Theo, who survives the killing of his mother in a tragic accident. The book chronicles Theo's journey after her death. It full of sorrow, mystery and eccentric characters. This nearly 800 page Pulizter Prize winning book is not a quick read, but it is well worth your time.
I stumbled upon Sarah's blog earlier this year and was instantly drawn into her writing. Jesus Feminist is less of a call to debate feminism within the church, but more of a cry to all women in our faith communities to BE who God has called us to be. The tone in her writing is more like a question and less like a debate. I found this book to be compelling and thought provoking. A book you think about long after you are finished with it.
It really is amazing to me how much I can read if I am intentional to sit down just 10 or 15 minutes each day. I usually place one book in the car, one book on my nightstand, and one in the living room. I always have a book within reach. I think this has really helped me reach my reading goals this year.
What are YOU reading? Let us know your favorites!