Every afternoon last week, I turned on the sprinkler for the girls and while they ran around getting soaked I sat in the shade and read. I’m looking forward to moving that reading spot to a chair beside a pool or, better yet, the ocean. There isn’t much better than summer sun, a good book and maybe a Sonic happy hour drink with pellet ice. Here are a few favorites from the past few weeks…
The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith: I love, love, love the mantra of this book. It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. I want that to be true of my life and my home. Perfection is a futile quest with little ones (or big ones or adult ones or really any ones) but this book is full of ideas for how to love your home right now. It isn’t about spending gobs of money or hours of time. It’s a lot about contentment and surrounding yourself and your family with grace and gratitude. The pictures are beautiful and the words inspiring. This one is a keeper!
Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan: This one is a memoir about moms and daughters and understanding each other. I read this one over Mother’s Day weekend, and there were definitely a few tears shed. I just borrowed The Middle Place from the library to read next week, so I’ll let you know my thoughts on that one too.
Chasing God by Angie Smith: I haven’t finished this one yet, but I snagged it for ninety-nine cents on my Kindle. Score! (Have I mentioned how much I love my Kindle??) If you struggle with performance issues, this one will hit you in the heart. Lydia and I have been reading Audrey Bunny a lot recently. Angie Smith wrote Audrey Bunny as a children’s book in memory of her daughter. It’s a wonderful book with a sweet message and beautiful illustrations. Lydia gives it two thumbs up!