Category Archives: Book Wishlist

Current Book List

Crawling into bed with a good book at the end of the day is so relaxing to me. I don’t have ample time these days, but even squeezing in ten minutes gives me so much joy! I like to alternate between Self-Help type books, like Grace Not Perfection VS suspenseful thriller type books, like Gone Girl.

I’m just finishing up Good Girl and am on the hunt for my next book! I wanted to share my list to maybe inspire you all to grab a new read and to also hear about your recent reads! The first two books are in the “self help” category and the following two are in the suspense/thriller category. Enjoy!

Present over Perfection

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A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick. I was tired of being tired, burned out on busy. And, it seemed almost everyone I talked with was in the same boat: longing for connection, meaning, depth, but settling for busy.
I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, writer, and I know all too well that settling feeling. But over the course of the last few years, I’ve learned a way to live, marked by grace, love, rest, and play. And it’s changing everything.
Present Over Perfect is an invitation to this journey that changed my life. I’ll walk this path with you, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth.” From Amazon

Chasing Slow

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In Chasing Slow, Erin turns away from fast and fame and frenzy. Follow along as she blazes the trail toward a new-fashioned lifestyle—one that will refresh your perspective, renew your priorities, and shift your focus to the journey that matters most. Through a series of steep climbs—her husband’s  brain tumor, bankruptcy, family loss, and public criticism—Erin learns just how much strength it takes to surrender it all, and to veer right into grace.
Life’s answers are not always hidden where they seem. It’s time to venture off the beaten path to see that we’ve already been given everything we need. We’ve already arrived.”- From Amazon

The Couple Next Door

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Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco  soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they’ve kept for years.” From Amazon

Girl on the Train

(yes I know I’m WAY late to the party on this one).

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EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
UNTIL TODAY
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? From Amazon

What are you currently reading? Or what is on your Book Wish list?

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Is it October already??

So I just realized that next week our little Donovan will be 5 months! 5 months, that’s basically half of a year. Whew the time really is flying by!

Now I feel like I might be jinxing it by putting this in writing, but our little man has been sleeping better at night! I still nurse him around 3 or 4am but besides that woke up he is doing much much better. I still try to get into bed around 9:30 so that I get a decent stretch of uninterrupted slept until feeding time. So we are getting there….there was a time that I did not think that was ever going to happen. Phew

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Well I can’t say there is anything new going on with us, haha the same crazy days but we are gradually getting into somewhat of a routine. Our outings are still limited to the morning times bc of Donovan’s naps, but between our moms club & stroller strides playgroups we always have something on the agenda!

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Besides the kiddos…what’s going on with me??

I’m finally trying to get back into a regular running routine, with the temps going down it is much more manageable. I got up to 4 miles last weekend, which was tough but felt great knowing I could do it.  I know it takes time to get back to your pre-baby body but it sure is frustrating when you don’t exactly feel like yourself.  I’ve been eyeing these running shoes for awhile…..some new workout gear always motivates me to get my butt moving!

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Also for the month of October, I’m trying to take part in the 31 Day Challenge from Tone it Up. I printed out the calendar and left it out in plain site so I’m reminded of it even on the days where I feel like doing nothing! So hoping I notice somewhat of a difference by the end of the month!!

I’m also so excited….I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of Emily Ley’s book: Grace not Perfection. I’ve been following Emily on Instagram for a couple years and was excited to hear that she wrote a book. I think it’s going to be a good one, and I should get my copy tomorrow- woo! Now if only I had some time to read….hmm, I’ll work on it! 🙂

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Alright that’s all for now…thanks for stopping by!

Are there any books you are loving right now?? Please share below, I always love new recs!

My Fall Reading List

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend and enjoyed some time with friends and/or family!

We ended up BBQ’ing with friends Saturday and Sunday night. I didn’t eat the healthiest over the weekend, but it’s since it’s a Holiday I figure it’s all calorie free, right??? 😉

This weekend also kicked off the start of College Football! I can’t believe it! I must say Charlie looked adorable in her Washington State gear cheering on her daddy’s team.

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This girl has a lot of football watching in her future!

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We also took Charlie to church for the first time this weekend! She did a good job and I only had to leave to change her diaper once, so not too bad.

Now onto the meat of the post……my Fall Reading Wishlist!

The first two books are more self-help/self discovery type books, which I have always been drawn to.  You can usually find me reading two books at a time, one fiction and one non fiction. A little weird, I know, but this way I always have a book to go to depending on my mood!!

Rising Strong, Brene Brown

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I have heard of this author more and more lately and I think I will really love her stuff. This book delves into human struggles and how we come out of them with courage and bravery. I think I will really like this one!

Carry On Warrior, Glennon Doyle Melton

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I think this one will be important for many people to read. With social media nowadays, it is hard to not compare our lives that perfect pinterest photo or fashion blogger’s perfect outfit. This book focuses on letting go of our constant striving for perfection in friendship, marriage or motherhood.

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Now onto my fiction book choice! Kate, Amelia’s mother, believes that her15-year old daughter committed suicide, until she receives an anonymous text saying “Amelia didn’t jump.” This one sounds similar to Gone Girl, so I will probably breeze right through it!

Thanks for stopping by friends!

Are there any books you are reading right now?

What did you do over Labor Day weekend?