A cup of tea or coffee and a good book has become one of my favorite ways to unwind. Whether a good biography, inspirational non-fiction or dreamy fiction (bonus points if it’s set in England!), I love getting lost in the pages of a good book. C.S. Lewis says “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”, and I couldn’t agree more.
If you came over to my house you would see piles of books stashed in every nook. I love to have a good read close to hand when I need a quick breather or some inspiration. When friends come over for tea & conversation, dinner, or just a quick drop in I often send them away with a book or two they just HAVE to read. Quite simply said, books are my love language.
Oh friend, how I wish I could have you over for tea to chat about our favorite books.
Instead, I invite you to pour yourself a cup of tea, grab a cozy blanket and discover a few of my current favorites from the bookshelf.
I read this treasure of a book in January, after the hustle of the holidays, a move and busy season at work Mark’s words were a breath of fresh air. Sabbath is a lost art in our culture of more and excess, but we can’t forget that we are called to surrender and rest for one full day a week. Sabbath isn’t laziness or Netflix & chill. Sabbath is a day we orientate our weeks around it’s about worship, community, rest, and play. I’ve been cultivating a Sabbath mentality and also fiercely guarding my Sabbath days and it’s been one of the most life-giving habits of 2017.
My amazing and creative friend Natalie released this darling book this year and it’s been such a fun tool guide towards living a joy-filled and adventurous life. One of my big goals for 2017 is to have more adventures. Natalie’s book is full of inspiration and encouragement to live fully in the moment. The illustrations and activities are a bonus.
Oh my heart needed this book this Winter. It’s no secret that I struggle with people pleasing and perfectionism. This dangerous combination had taken a toll on my mental health. The core truth of this book is that our identities are rooted in the fact that we are deeply loved by the King of Kings. You’re Loved No Matter What was such a good reminder of where I’m placing my truth.
Be still my garden loving heart. I’ve followed Floret Farms on Instagram for a while now. Her gardens are breath taking and her story is an inspiration to find joy and beauty in hard work. This book is not only beautiful but full of good tips and advice. It arrived on a snowy March morning and I immediately dove in dreaming of Spring and all things blooming.
The Year of Small Things by Sarah Arthur and Erin F. Wasinger
The One Thing by Gary Keller
What’s Best Next by Matt Perman
The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines
What is on your bookshelf friends?