For The Love Of Books | Reading Updates


Are you guys one-book-at-a-time readers? Right now I've got multiple books going and sometimes I think that's a good thing (nice to have choices based on mood, time available, etc) and other times it feels like I just lack commitment.

Either way, one of the things I wanted to make happen for myself this year was to read more books and I'm definitely making it happen.

I'm a big non-fiction reader - it's just what I'm most interested in reading right now. I like reading about the way people think and work and I like reading memoirs and stories of real people. That said, it's hard to beat a great fiction story.

Here's a look at what I've got going on right now:


  • The Paris Wife by Paula McLain | The first fiction book I've read in quite a long time and man was I consumed. I studied American Literature in college (my degree is in American Studies - literature, history, and political science) so I'm definitely familiar with Ernest. I read this one when Aaron and I went to Hawaii and I had to tell him more than once that he was going to need to let me know if he wanted some conversation because otherwise I was going to be immersed in this story. I enjoyed it and would recommend it.
  • Notes From A Blue Bike: The Art Of Living Intentionally In A Chaotic World by Tsh Oxenreider | I've been a longtime fan and daily reader of Tsh's blog (formerly and now There's always a dose of something good on there. As I wrote above, I like reading true stories and learning about the how's and why's of their lives (choices, values, lifestyles, how they overcomes challenges, etc). I'm interested in simplicity and living with less and family time and all these topics were covered in Tsh's book.




These are ones I've started or pick up here and there and haven't made it all the way through just yet or are the one's I want to start soon. 

I'm also back on Goodreads if you want to follow along and see what I'm reading, what I've read, and what's on my to-read list.

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  1. Noreen says…

    I have read several of the books on your list & have several of those on my own "to read" list!! Shauna Niequist is one of my favorite writers & I think you will enjoy any of her books. I LOVED the Paris Wife also....and then I felt so in the know when I saw Midnight in Paris hahaha!! I read that at the beach several years ago - it's wonderful.

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  2. AlyssaPatterson says…

    Thank you ALIEDWARDS for the awesome books recommendation for my students who are always busy in doing nursing assignment. Noe they can feel relax while reading these books.

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