Currently Reading

We're not exactly sure why, but summer seems one of our favorite times to dig into a good book! Perhaps it's all that time by the sea or in the sunshine that makes us want to get reading just as much as a cozy, rainy day! Both of us have determined to read more this year---here's what's on our summer reading lists!

1. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
This one has been on my wish list for a good long while. I happened to see a trailer for the movie coming soon and decided it was time! I'm definitely all about reading the book before I see the movie whenever possible. I really love reading something and imagining the writing and then seeing how it comes to life on screen. Just the motivation I needed---and at 700 pages + I'm going to need to motivation! I'm about 100 pages in and loving it thus far. It's just really pretty writing.

2. Where'd Ya Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
Another that's been on my list for a good while and is also coming soon to the big screen. With the extra fun twist that it's set in my home city of Seattle! Haven't started this one yet but I'm really looking forward to it!

*Just a fun idea.... a friend and I were seeing a movie together and saw that the two books listed above were coming out in movies soon. We decided to each buy one of the books to read and trade and then see the movies together when we're done! Could be a fun summer activity for you and some friends--a book swap and a few movie nights out (or in once they hit Netflix!)

3. Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller
This one I'm admittedly reading for my Leadership Cohort at church, but it's been a really wonderful and eye opening read. If you are wondering how your faith can be more integrated into your work and everyday life, this is such a great resource! It's been a challenging and refreshing read that has given me a lot of great inspiration and perspective in my everyday.

1. Soulprint by Mark Batterson
This is one I shared on IG stories that I have been finishing up on my trip to Orlando. I have low key been trying to read all of Mark Batterson's books, so while this may not be the book for me at this point in my life, I like to be able to recommend fitting books for others and this is definitely one I would put in that category. Good for all of us, but transformational when read at the right time, ya know?

2. Lies Women Believe by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
I have heard a lot of good things about this book, so I am definitely excited to dive in. It is one that I am going in with the expectation of digging up some roots in my heart, so I am ready for some soul work!

3. The Good Neighbor: The Life & Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King
I'm gonna be honest, I have been wanting to check this one out, but worried it could be boring. It is a long read, so I will keep you updated if I end up finishing it. We shall see! 

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