Okay, so four books isn’t that much of a “haul” but it’s been way too long since I’ve gotten actual books (you know, the kind that you can actual hold in your hands). While I do love reading books on my Kindle app both on my iPhone and iPad, I’ve been missing the feeling of actually reading a real, physical book lately (although one of the books in the haul is a Kindle book, but I’ll explain).
I call this my “big girl” book haul because although there’s still a special place in my heart from the YA (young adult) genre, I’ve been drawn to more adult-centered books to beef up my bookshelf a bit.
Someday, Someday, Maybe // Lauren Graham
The first book I got over the weekend at Books A Million and got super lucky to find it on the bargain shelf. Someday, Someday, Maybe is the debut novel from Gilmore Girls and Parenthood star, Lauren Graham. It’d been on my to-read shelf on Goodreads for so long that I eventually took it off, assuming that I’d never get around to reading it. Well, thanks to it’s super awesome price of $6.97, it’s now in my possession! I started reading it and so far, I’m really enjoying it!
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I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl // Alexis Jones
If you’re a fan of Kindle ebooks and love to read as often as I do, you should really check out Kindle Unlimited. It’s $9.99 a month and it gives you access to read thousands of titles for free, as long as you have the subscription. I first heard of this book in one of Paper and Glam’s YouTube videos (I love her blog, you should check her out!) and when I saw that it was on Kindle Unlimited, I knew I had to get it. I Am That Girl is all about discovering your purpose and being “that girl”, the one that you really want to be. Normally I wouldn’t even consider a book that could be thought of as a “self-help” book, but something about this one caught my eye and seemed to resonate with me as a young, 20-something. I’ll let you know how it is!
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Bread & Wine // Shauna Niequist
I have a serious weakness for not just cooking shows, but books about cooking as well. Bread & Wine is a compilation of stories and recipes from around the table. As it says on the inside cover, “it’s about the ways God teaches and nourishes us as we nourish the people around us.”I discovered this book when browsing through Paper and Glam’s book club reading list and I instantly drooled over this cover. Can’t wait to read!
The Best Yes // Lysa Terkeurst
I first heard of The Best Yes when a few of my fellow Peony Project members posted that they were participating in a book study on this book. I looked into it and thought that the topic was especially poignant for me, but never gave it much more thought. Then, last weekend I stopped into my local bookstore and walked past this book on the shelves. It’s so gorgeous in person! The cover has a beautiful chalkboard-esque look and it feels silky smooth to the touch. Total bookworm’s paradise! As someone who works full-time (although any teacher can confirm that you work way more than 40 hours a week), is in grad school, and manages a blog…I think this book will be a tremendous blessing for me.