I have had so many people ask me for book recommendations and I am always happy to suggest a few, but honestly it makes me nervous. HA! In the back of my mind I am always worried the person won’t like it and kind of judge me for my taste. This of course is a possibility, and also, WHO CARES?! We may love a book for a simple truth it made us see or old feelings it stirs inside, so it may wash right over your BFF who swears she would like anything you like. Anyway, I am a self proclaimed bookworm who also has a lot on her plate so I am lucky to finish a few books a month. I am also a slow reader ( I think) I mean I have friends who *I THINK* have super powers and finish books in a day…and I’ve seen their houses, they are clean and orderly so SOMEONE is cleaning them *AND* reading copious amounts of pages…I simply cannot do both. Try as I may I am super stoked if I read 2 chapters in a given day. But I digress…
I want to update you on the books I am reading. It is fun to get a recommendation and if you have read one of the books I mention PLEASE comment below. I used to have a book club and I miss the conversation about the book as much as I miss meeting with that group of ladies. I am also thinking of putting Amazon Affiliate links to the books so that if you decide to buy them I get a (very thin) slice of the cheddar *wink*. But you all know how that works, it doesn’t cost YOU anything extra to buy from that link and it would be fun for me so win-win!
Back to the reading!
I have finished two books in the nonfiction category this year. The first is “You and Me Forever” by Francis and Lisa Chan. This is my favorite marriage book I have ever read! I give it 5 stars. The Truths that it redirects you to are profound yet simple. HOWEVER, it is a challenging book and makes you take a hard look at where you direct your focus. I am at a place in my relationship with God that I can see someone light years ahead of me giving me advice and not feel guilt and shame for not being there. I do not get defensive about the things he is suggesting I do. I take it to God and let the Holy Spirit highlight to me what is for my plate and my task list in this season. With that said, this book challenged me to take a hard look at some things and I think I benefitted greatly from those tasks.
On a less spiritual note, I read “Talking as Fast as I Can” by Lauren Graham this past week and it was a delight! She is a writer and actress and hearing her journey to where she is was fascinating. Her process for writing and the tips she shared were an unexpected surprise as I thought the book was only going to be about Gilmore Girls and Parenthood and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. But is was more than that, and I enjoyed it so much! If you took to the witty, fast-paced dialogue of Gilmore Girls, then you will love the tone of this book. I give it a 4 out of 5. (with a 5 out of 5 if you like tips on writing and the writing process).