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PINIt’s been a while since I’ve shared what’s been on my reading list.  Though there have been more on the list in between, it is largely due to the fact that it took me a while to finish my last stack!  There hasn’t really been a time when I don’t have at least one book on the go … just lately, it takes me longer to get through that ONE.  Instead of pinning my heart away on pinterest before bed, I’ve been making efforts to read before falling asleep.  Might I say, so much more relaxing!  I’ve also been trying to fill what could be screen time with either reading or knitting … sleep usually ends up winning in the end(!), but I love being taken away in a book – to a different land, or presenting my mind with a new perspective.

Here are some of my currents …PIN

  1. The Book of Awesome – Neil Pasticha.  It all started from a blog to see the good in every day and find those tidbits of awesome.  So far, everything I’ve read is relatable and really, does give a perspective that life has a lot more awesome in it … right down to peeling off wrappers on new electronics or getting to the grocery store to realize that the items you need are on sale or the moment you find the keys that you thought were goners for sure(!).  I like it for a bathroom reader as it’s easy to pick up and put down with short chapters.
  2. Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek.  I actually didn’t buy this book … my husband did!  It’s on his list “to read” and because he’s got some others on the go (a few of which I’ll probably read next!) I figured I should add it to my stack.  “Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories from a wide range of examples, from the military to manufacturing, from government to investment banking. The biology is clear: when it matters most, leaders who are willing to eat last are rewarded with deeply loyal colleagues who will stop at nothing to advance their leader’s vision and their organization’s interests. It’s amazing how well it works.”
  3. Gentle Babies – Debra Raybern.  This resource has been amazing.  From pre/post childbirth information to how to properly use essential oils on the boys, this little book has been SO helpful.  There are testimonials, recipes, tips … for a newbie to essential oils, it is the perfect little pocket resource especially if you have children.
  4. Mark for Everyone – N. T. Wright.  This is the commentary/book we have been reading for our mentoring group.  “Making use of his true scholar’s understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Wright captures the urgency and excitement of Mark’s Gospel in a way few writers have.”
  5. Simply Tuesday – Emily P. Freeman.  Is your soul being hostage by hustle?  Talk about an answer to what I’ve been sharing about – s l o w i n g down.  I actually received this book from my sister-in-law for christmas.  She knows me all too well, thanks Fawne xo
  6. China Rich Girlfriend – Kevin Kwan (not pictured because I only have the e-version).  I read Crazy Rich Asians last summer and got a kick out of the characters and ALL the information jam-packed into this perspective of the richer class in Asia.  As a sequel, most of the main characters are repeated from Crazy Rich Asians, so it’s kind of fun to re-visit the humour and story I read last year.  A good, light and easy-to-pick-up type of novel … with smile obliged content, for sure.

So … that’s the list as of late.  What’s on your bedside list these days?

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