One of my goals for 2018 is to read at least one book a month. I love to read, and Pre-kids I read a new book every week (because what else are you going to do with all your free time before kids?! haha!). I put it out on Instagram that I would love to start an Instagram Book Club where we all read the same book and can talk about it on my feed once a week – as a way to stay accountable and also build community and meet other mamas. I honestly didn’t know if it was a dumb idea or not, but there was an overwhelming response with so many of you wanting to join in!
Here are the six books I plan on reading over the next few months; I’ve linked them all for you on Amazon. I’ll put it up to a vote soon on my Insta-Stories for us to decide which one we should all start together in February!
I’m currently reading this book as I start decluttering and preparing for our move. It is a unique method to decluttering and tidying up your home. I’m trying to get rid of excess because why do we live in such excess, and this book has been a great approach so far!
I’m currently reading this book as well and highly recommend it! It’s about speaking the truths of Jesus into the everyday stuff of life. The big things and the small mundane things. This is a much needed read for me, especially as we raise our children.
Motherhood is hard. Like, real hard. We’re exhausted, and we’re going insane from all the whining and crying. Sometimes we just need some hope. And some wine. I’m really looking forward to this book and hearing Becky Thompson bring truth to this tired mama! I’ve heard so many great things about her writing, and the reviews are phenomenal!
This is another one I’m really looking forward to reading, especially as a followup to Gospel Fluency. Our days as mamas can feel monotonous: the same chores, the same toddler fits, the same anxieties. We can feel pulled in so many directions – being the perfect mom, the perfect wife, the perfect homemaker, the list goes on. Gloria Furman encourages us to see God’s grace in our every day tasks and roles of being a mother. From changing diapers to cooking dinners, she speaks of how to use our influence for God’s glory.
I had a sweet friend gift me this book right after my twins were born, and I have been trying to make time to read it ever since! We have so many things in this world pulling our attention away from what matters most, and this book is about making a plan to be more present in our journey through motherhood.
This is another one by Gloria Furman that has great reviews. In this book she helps us “reorient our vision of motherhood around what the bible teachers” – NOT what the world teaches us, because we all know those are two very different things.