I love to read, but often read “fluffy” books. I mean, hey, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, but sometimes the best thing you can do is get a little bit out of your comfort zone. You know what I mean? Here are five books I’m committing to reading this year. I’d love to hear what’s on yours, so please share in the comments!
Without getting too political (today, at least, haha), I genuinely don’t understand why Trump won the election. But I am a privileged person speaking from a place of privilege. This book has been touted as a book to “explain why Trump won”, as it explains what life is like for some people living in poor Appalachian towns, and the rise of a poverty in America.
From what I know about this book, it’s a hard read and I’m a little nervous to read it (I know that’s super ridiculous to admit, but I’m just being honest!), but it’s important that I read it, especially as an educator who plans to eventually teach in America.
This recommendation comes from one of my favorite podcasts, Around the Table. It’s no secret, like TBH most people, my faith ebbs and flows. In this book, the author shares how his faith was questioned and then brought back by science. Sounds interesting, right?
This is another Christian book but one that I’ve been wanting to read! Have you heard of the Simplified Planner? I have and have always wanted one! Well, the creator of that planner wrote this book about learning how to give yourself grace. This is a must read for women who feel too spread thin, and as my New Years Resolution was to simplify my life, I think that this book will help!
Confession: I started this book as copy from my library but didn’t finish it as I had to return it. This book is a self-help book (admittedly one of my favorite genres to read!) packed with little bits of advice on how to get over self doubt and live your best life. Really up my alley!
I’ve been meaning to read this book for a while (I mean, HELLO, I’m an English teacher!), it wasn’t until B and I started watching Z: The Beginning of Everything (have you seen it?! SOOOOO good!!) that it really bumped up on my list. Especially because it’s semi-autobiographical, I know I’ll love it!
Have you read any of these books? What else is on your list?