“Favorite books” is a category I’m constantly refreshing.
Not only to keep track of ones I’ve already read, but books I want to read soon. I know there’s a lot of book nerds out there who feel the same way, so I thought I’d let you know what’s been most memorable on my Kindle lately.
In no particular order, here’s a few recent faves…
1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
This one was recommended to me so much I finally gave in and bought it. It was an easy read that wasn’t too heavy considering it was a story about murder (mixed with love and life living in a marsh). I enjoyed it and it was a good one to read when I wanted to turn my brain off.
2. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race by Robin Diangelo
I thought this would be a more difficult read than it was. This was SO eye opening and incredibly fascinating. It’s not calling anyone a racist and it’s not talking down to white people (I know some people are sensitive about this). It’s a really interesting historical look into what it means to be a white person in this world. Highly recommend!
3. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
This is an old one, but a good one! It could be a little woo-woo since the author speaks from a Christian perspective, but if you can look past that and just at the mentality with which he’s writing, it’s amazing. And extra amazing if you happen to see life through a Christian lens anyway 🙂
4. The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House
I’m such a sucker for peeking behind the curtain of history, and this book is a total indulgence for that kinda thing! If you enjoy politics and history and finding out little details they don’t tell you in school (or anywhere else), you’ll love this. I got through this one in just a few days.
5. You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
Also a little woo-woo, but not at all from a Christian perspective, just from a somewhat “law of attraction” perspective. I usually roll my eyes at these kinds of books, but Jen is hilarious and super relatable, so you don’t feel like you’re reading some hippie weirdo’s life philosophy, but from someone who’s made an incredible business for herself. Really felt inspired after this one!
Over to you! What have you read lately that you’ve loved? Any suggestions I should add to my list?