Winter Reading List | On the Bookshelf

January 22, 2019

As the snow falls outside, you need something enjoyable to do indoors. And nothing is better on a cold winter day that curling up with a great book.  Here are five of my favorites that I'm reading right now.

Winter reading list

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As I'm typing this, the snow is falling outside my window.  And not just a few flakes.  It's the snow that makes you want to stay home, cuddled under your warmest throw, sipping a hot mug of cappuccino reflecting on how grateful you are that you get to stay indoors.  Do you know those days?

I find myself reading more in the winter because of days like this.  It seems to be the season where it is best to hunker down and not stress so much over getting your to do list accomplished.....although it does seem to be the time of year that we are also more inclined to clean out our kitchen drawers and purge piles of clothes from our closets.  I guess some days we are just motivated more than others.

But on this particular day, a stack of books is calling my name....along with that cappuccino.  My taste has been a little varied lately: some fiction and some non-fiction, some inspirational and some self help.  But there have been a few that I've really found interesting and wanted to share them with you.  I always love hearing what books other people are enjoying and I hope that you do, too.

Do you have any recommendations of books you think I might enjoy?


Joanna Gaines Homebody

HomeBody:  A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave  by Joanna Gaines

There isn't anything that Joanna Gaines has done that I haven't enjoyed, including all of the books that bear her name.  And this one is a must-have for anyone who enjoys creating a beautiful home.  She walks you through the steps to creating a design that is uniquely you as only Joanna can do.....and as a bonus, the book looks so stylish leaning on a bookshelf or coffee table.

Winter Reading

It's Not Supposed to Be This Way:  Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered by Lysa TerKeurst

I don't know anyone out there who hasn't had their share of struggles and disappointments, which normally leads to the feelings of being alone, forgotten, and unsure of how to continue.  And it makes you question why you should ever have to experience any of this.  Lysa shares her own battles in this book while giving you hope that you are indeed protected and guided and there is a reason for it all.

The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith  by Gabrielle Bernstein

If you're a control freak as I am, you've probably become aware of how the more you try to be the one who forces life to happen, the more you are disappointed and left wanting and waiting.  And that the biggest thing standing in the way of our happiness is our own fears.  The secret is being willing to loosen our grip and have faith that what is meant to happen will.

Reading List

Cole and Sav: Our Surprising Love Story by Savannah and Cole LeBrant

I believe that God has the right partner picked out for just about everyone, and that person can see past our faults, failures, and past to the person we are at our core.  Cole and Sav met in a most unusual way, but knew that God had brought them together for a reason.  And their love in Him and each other was able to allow them to see beyond past mistakes.

See Me by Nicholas Sparks

This is the book I'm reading right now.  Nicholas Sparks is my favorite fiction writer and his books (and subsequent movies) never fail to move me to tears, so I'm expected the same out of this one.  The way he weaves an unexpected story together makes him an amazing writer.


Winter Books to read

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