3 Books I Read Last Week
The Grain-Free Table — This book showed up in my mailbox as a gift from the author and I was really impressed with it overall. Some of the recipes were too complicated or too time-consuming to be ones I would be interested in making (I’m all about keeping it simple!), but I picked out at least 20 different recipes from it that look like ones we’d like to try. I also found the author’s personal story in the book quite compelling.
The Anxiety Cure — As someone who struggles with anxiety during different seasons of life, I’m on a mission to learn more about it and what I can do to help prevent or minimize it. I read Sleep: It Does a Family Good by Archibald Hart two years ago and learned so much from it that I picked up this title to check it out, too.
I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I did his book on sleep just because it felt more like a psychology textbook at times and it also seemed a bit dated (for instance, referring to being able to order a cassette tape from the author, etc.). However, it did have some good nuggets in it — especially on the topics of stress and worry — and it caused me to step back and examine my own life and consider changes I could make to have more peace and minimize anxiety in my life.
From This Day Forward — I saw an article about this book on Ann Voskamp’s site and was intrigued so I picked up a copy of this. I really wanted to like it because the writing was funny and many parts of it had great advice. However, I was bothered that it felt like they were using fear of divorce as a motivation for why you should follow their advice, not that it would result in a strong marriage — oneness in your relationship and the wonderful blessings that come from that.
4 Books I’m Reading This Week:
Lizzy & Jane — I just started this and, so far, I’ve found it really engaging!
The Cricket in Times Square — I’m reading this to the kids right now and we’re about halfway through it. They’ve all enjoyed it and beg for me to read more chapters each — which is always a good sign!
What did you read this past week? Any must-read book recommendations?
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