As I embark on my quest to fulfill my resolution this year, I've compiled a list of books I think will help me along. I'm a firm believer that what you feed your brain truly affects your perspective on life, so I've tried to include books on here that I thought would be encouraging, unique, inspiring and or just plain interesting. There's a bit of everything on this list, but hopefully it's a good one. I'll let you know as I go...
1. Simply Tuesday: Small-moment Living in a Fast-moving World by Emily P. Freeman- I loved her first book, A Million Little Ways, and so I'm excited to read this one. I think I can definitely relate to the topic of embracing the ordinary moments in life.
2. For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker- As with a few of the books on this list, this was recommended to me by a friend who said it was both hilarious and wise. I'm actually supposed to be reading it for a book club I joined, but umm, I don't even have the book yet and we're getting together in two weeks...
3. Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex and Power and the Only Hope that Matters by Timothy Keller- My husband read this and loved it, and I really appreciate Mr. Keller's wisdom, knowledge and insight.
4. Fit to Burst: Abundance, Mayhem and the Joys of Motherhood by Rachel Jankovic- I read her first book, Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches, and loved it. She is so wise and a lovely, down-to-earth writer. I think this book is about what it's like to have lots of kids. Though I won't have lots of kids this year, I will have one more than I did last year, and that might be cause enough for me to need a little encouragement.
5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott- Of course this one is a classic, and some of you may be shocked that I've gone this long without reading it. I tried a while back and just didn't get into it, but I've felt spurred on to give it another try. So many ladies I know really love it, and I'd love to love it, too.
6. On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson- Because I enjoy a good children's fantasy novel every once in a while. I've heard it compared toThe Chronicles of Narnia (which are my favorite books of all time). So naturally I need to check this out for myself.
7. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell- Not 100 percent sure about this one, but I liked her other books. Her stories are love stories that are sweet and very well written. The ones I've read are a fantastic mix of humor, wit, heartbreak and triumph.
8. Carry On Warrior: The Power of Embracing your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle Melton- This one was recommended to me by a friend a while back and sounds encouraging,
9. The Magicians by Lev Grossman- This was on a list I found of what to read if you miss Harry Potter. And I do. So, here it is on my list.
10. This one is for you! What are you planning on reading this year, or what have you read this past year and really loved? Go ahead and share it with me in the comment section!