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I always love hearing what everyone is currently reading so I thought I would share my list as well, along with a few of my all-time favorites!
Disclaimer: I’m reading about 5 different books right now. Ah! My husband has been playing Fortnite non-stop (#reallife – who else has an obsessed hubby?) so I’ve been getting lots of reading in the last few months!
I haven’t always been an avid-reader but I love that I’ve grown to be one. I wouldn’t say that I read #allthebooks but I love design books, how-to’s, business books and of course beach-y love stories. One of my all-time favorite things to do on our yearly vacation to Hilton Head Island is to go to the beach in the evening with my comfy beach chair & read while Matt fishes until sunset. The view is pretty great, too!
My Favorite Beach Books
The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews (currently reading!) // The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews // Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews // Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews
Yes, I love Mary Kay Andrews A LOT!! I could go on & on but these are a few of my favorites! If you love her, too, comment below with your favorite!
Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand // The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
Elin Hilderbrand is another favorite!
My Favorite Books for the Soul
Grace Not Perfection (Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy) by Emily Ley: I read this one last year and absolutely fell in love with all things Emily Ley. My best friend and I are planning to do the Grace Not Perfection Study Guide and I can’t wait to get started!
I will hold myself to a standard of Grace, Not Perfection. Yes, please.
Make It Happen (Surrender Your Fear. Take The Leap. Live On Purpose) by Lara Casey: I finally read this book in April and it was so helpful in switching my mindset from #allthethings to what’s most important.
Cultivate (A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life) by Lara Casey: I am about half-way through this one & I can’t say enough good things about it. When I read anything Lara puts out into the world (be it on social media, her blog or one of her books) I feel like she’s talking directly to me and I bet you will feel the same. 😉
Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist: I read this book earlier this year & plan to read it again at least once a year from now on! Shauna shared all of the things I needed to hear at a time that I needed to hear it most. If you’re feeling disconnected or overwhelmed (or just want to read an amazing book) I can not recommend this one enough.
My Favorite How-To Books
A Simplified Life (Tactical Tools for Intentional Life by Emily Ley): I just finished this one & now I need to read it again so I can apply all of the amazing tips & tricks she shared. My favorite tip was to not go & spend money on storage solutions because you probably already have a cute basket (or 10) underneath all of the clutter. So far I’ve found 14 cute baskets & boxes. AH!
The Total Money Makeover (A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness) by Dave Ramsey: Oh, Dave Ramsey. What can I say about this book that hasn’t been said time & time again?
Live like no one else now so later you can live like no one else.
Magnolia Table (A Collection of Recipes for Gathering) by Joanna Gaines: This beautiful cookbook has been on our kitchen counter since the day it came out at Target. I love taking it out on the deck & reading through all of Joanna’s stories that accompany her recipes. Full disclosure: I haven’t actually attempted anything yet but it’s on the list. I think I’ll attempt JoJo’s Biscuits first. Have you made anything from Magnolia Table? Tell me in the comments below!
Stay tuned next month for my favorite business books! Until then…