Friday, September 25, 2015

I love my kindle. I love that it weighs hardly nothing in my purse and that I can read before bed without additional light. But I more than that, I love folding corners to hold my spot and underlining really good quotes (like those hauntingly eloquent descriptions that give you chills) and most importantly never having to remember to charge it.

We have a winner.

Which is why I decided to stop buying e-books and start buying good old-fashioned physical copies again. I recently finished Scary Close by Donald Miller (which I  highly, highly recommend. I have always been and will always be a Miller book fan. His writing is brilliant, authentic, and this one in particular is a thought-provoking gem.) And so many times I wished I had a hard copy so I could flip to a page and share it with a friend or put it on my coffee table.

Here are the next four I have been curious to dig into and will begin with! Let me know if you've read any of these yet and what you think - or any other recommendations you may have.

The Status of All Things by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
A narrative following 35-year-old woman, Kate, who discovers she has the power to control her life and rewrite history by posting Facebook statuses. Excited to read some chic lit, but also curious how social media influences literature today.

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Because Mindy Kaling is a comedic genius and this is the closest I can get to being friends with her. Two years ago when Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? was released, I read it cover to cover. Twice. And then read the audio commentary. Slightly obsessed, maybe, but totally warranted. IMO.

Wearing God by Lauren F. Winner
I love narratives and tropes and metaphors - especially when they help us deepen our understanding and imagery of Christ. Can't wait to gobble this one up.

The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner
I first learned about Jessica Turner when she was a guest on The Lively Show and completely admired her confidence, vision, and business savvy-ness. Her book empowers empowers women to let go of comparison, perfection, and busyness and add more self-love in their lives.

I think this round up is going to be a good one. What books are you currently reading? 


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