It seems I’ve been on a book-buying spree lately. These five were just delivered within the past two weeks and I can’t wait to crack each one open and pore over the pages.
These books are not my typical choices. I almost always read novels, and usually lean toward historical fiction. Because of our move and the many house projects that have kept us busy, I have read much less than I prefer these past few months. I’ll get back to it, I’m sure.
For now, I grabbed these five books that are slightly outside my regular genre, but each charming and intriguing in their own way. I’ll talk you through the choices.
YOU ARE FREE by Rebekah Lyons
I recently listened to two podcasts with Rebekah (with Annie Downs and Jamie Ivey) and completely connected with her message. This is a personal journey she has walked through moving from a place of people-pleasing, achievement-reaching, acceptance-seeking to true freedom. I’m excited to read the message and it sure is a pretty cover.
HOW’S YOUR SOUL by Judah Smith
My friend Rae casually mentioned this book in a recent blog post and threw in something nonchalant like “this book is completely changing my world“. Those words piqued my interest :)
Judah Smith pastors a church here in the Seattle area and has written a few best-sellers. This new book speaks to where I’m at and I look forward to digging in.
Judah Smith pastors a church here in the Seattle area and has written a few best-sellers. I’m absolutely on a journey of taking a deep look at my soul, healing and growing and I’m pretty sure this one will speak to where I’m at.
LIVING WITH PATTERN by Rebecca Atwood
This is not a new book (it was released in August 2016), but that cover just kept catching my eye and so I finally added it to my small collection of coffee table/design books.
Rebecca Atwood is a textile designer with an incredible eye for mixing patterns in interiors. The photos are great and there are how-to’s peppered in for mixing patterns in our own homes.
CUT FLOWER GARDEN by Erin Benzakein of Floret Farm
Oh, this book makes me insanely happy. I have such a thing for flowers and dream of having a cutting garden. This book is my first step in that direction and I could not be more impressed with what’s inside.
There are tips for growing, cutting, arranging all broken up by season. Since Erin and her family’s flower garden is in our area, I’m especially excited to learn all I can from her and maybe someday I’ll have flowers to cut from my yard.
P.S. Be sure to follow Floret Farms on Instagram. You’ll be so happy every time a post of flowers pops up on your feed.
OLD HOME LOVE by Andy + Candis Meredith
Have you seen this adorable couple’s renovation show? They are so charming and the homes they restore are so good. The book is full of old, gorgeous homes with so much character and detail.
Again, this one has a great cover that will look great left out on the coffee table or stacked up on a shelf. I appreciate a dual-purpose book. And, Andy + Candis have a great Instagram feed that’s a must-follow.
So there you go. The five books I can’t wait to read.
Do you have any of these? Or is there a new book you’re dying to read? Do tell …