There has been a bit of sweetness that has come with being unemployed. I have slowed down and gotten back into many of the things I enjoy that I always put on the back burner. Sinking into a good book is one of the things that I am loving these days.
On my night stand sits a stack of books. I can pick up anyone of these books ad instantly feel inspired no matter what page I turn to. The library has also become my second home. Reading on my front porch in the sunshine makes my heart smile.
Some of the books I have devoured this summer are:
How to Walk Away - Katherine Center
If you have never read a book by Katherine Center I highly recommend you pick one up. All of her novels are fabulous. You get to know the characters in her books so well that they feel like friends. I get so sad each time I come to the end of one. How to Walk Away is her latest book but you can't go wrong with any of them.
Secrets in Summer - Nancy Thayer
This was the first book I ready by Nancy Thayer and it was the perfect summer read. Fun, easy to follow storyline that transported me to Nantuck and made me dream of visiting one day.
Moving Water - Christine Mason Miller
I first read this book two summers ago but had to read it again. It is a story that reminds you how deeply you matter and how your choices effect others. It is a brave story of life with all its unpredictable messy moments mingling with the love and laughter. I admire Christine's bravery to share her hearts so openly and the courage to tell the truth about the messy parts.
Univited - Lysa TerKeurst
So many of the words in this book hit me like deep truth bombs. Throughout there is a lot of spiritual talk about God and different bible versus. This is not usually my jam but I shifted God to what I believe in and was able to savor so many human truths.
Have you read anything good lately? What books live on your nightstand