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Books I want to read in 2016

My favorite reads 2015




Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin.  This book was a game changer for me. It helped me figure out exactly why habit or goals weren't working and how to make them work for me. Game changer. 

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. I love Anne Lamott. I have a friend who was always recommending her books to me, but I resisted until last year. And now I am catching up.

Rising Strong. Brene Brown. Read it. It will change you. Enough said.

Daring Greatly, Brene Brown. See above.

Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert. I started reading this and an hour later I was ordering 4 copies for Christmas presents. Everyone who leans to the creative life needs to read this.

Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes.  As I said on Instagram, "Finished this gem this morning and ready to dance it out. I'm pretty sure in some other life Shonda and I were besties- I was the Meredith to her Christina- and this book was her telling me what I needed to hear, what no one else could or would say to me. So here is to 2016- a year of saying yes, being an awesome adult, and dancing it out."

Magical Journey, by Katrina Kenison. This book came along at the perfect time for me. The journey from being a parent with children at home to a parent with adult children moving out of the house and growing up can be a hard one. Redefining relationships, not having an active role in the daily parenting, and wondering who you are as a parent of an adult. This book held my hand on that change. It helped me know I was not alone. It showed me that it is never too late to find yourself, redefine yourself and grow into yourself. Great book as are all of her books.

Consider This- For the homeschool crowd. This was great as a homeschooler who wanted classical but yearned for Charlotte Mason. I loved this book. It took a few chapters for me to get hooked, but then I couldn't put it down.

 What were your favorite reads?

Storycatcher Christina Baldwin- Loved this book. Enjoyed the stories and the meaning.




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