It’s time for another book review! I’m so excited to share what I’ve been reading this month. These books could not have come at a better time. I think I needed a reset more than I realized, a shift in perspective to remind me of the importance of living intentionally. Let me know if you’ve read any of these. I’d love to hear what you thought.
1. The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner – Jessica did two things for me with this book. She reminded me that doing things that bring me joy is not selfish. In fact, those things are essential to taking care of myself. Second, she helped me realize that time is not an excuse. We all have small pockets of time throughout our day that add up to a significant amount. Instead of wasting these minutes on social media or email I can instead read a few pages of a book, write a friend an encouraging note or go on a quick walk. Practicing good self-care is important and essential to living a significant life.
2. The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst – This book is sooooooo good and actually a great companion to The Fringe Hours. The Best Yes is all about making wise decisions that ultimately lead to our ability to actually live in our calling. It can easily serve as a guide book for determining when to say yes and effectively equips the reader to say no. I was especially convicted about the fact that most of my yes answers come from the disease to please, not an actual desire to say yes to the request. I quickly recognized that all of the yes answers I was giving because I didn’t want to disappoint anyone were actually keeping me from spending time pursuing my actual calling. Great read!
3. The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin – In my opinion you can’t go wrong with historical fiction. I love it and typically enjoy anything I pick up in this genre. This would definitely fall into the “quick lit” category. Something you start and finish in a day. I especially liked this one because of its ending. I could say more, but I don’t want to ruin it. The author also did a great job of highlighting the importance of communication in any relationship, but especially marriage. There were a few inappropriate parts, but nothing that couldn’t easily be skipped over.
What are you reading right now? I need suggestions for July!