On My Reading List


I am currently reading my 4th book of the year and I'm off to a great start to meet my 50 book goal. Woohoo! If you want to see what I read last year click here. I thought I would round-up some books that are on my reading list for anyone looking for some fresh ideas. I always seem to have a stock-pile of books that I want to read. Too many books and not enough time lol. #firstworldproblems

The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst

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Do you often feel like you are pulled a million directions or that you don't know how to prioritize the things in your life? I do. Terkhuerst talks about learning to make wise decisions in the midst of being overwhelmed by the world around us.  

I started this book about a week ago and I really like it so far. Terkeurst is an wonderful author so I knew that I would love this book. I'm excited about learning how to manage my time to make God-honoring decisions. 

After You by Jojo Moyes

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This is the sequel to Me Before You and if you haven't read the first book click here to see what it's all about. It was one of my favorite books from 2014.  **Now, stop reading this part if you haven't read the first one lol**

It picks up after Will has died and Louisa has to piece together her life. The summary of the book also hints at a possible love interest, Sam, which makes me so excited! I'm interested to see how Louisa has grown and changed from those emotional and heartbreaking months with Will. 

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

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I am so excited to read this book! It's been on my reading list since it came out so I was pleasantly surprised when my friend Sarah gave it to me. The book takes place many years after To Kill a Mockingbird left off. I haven't started reading it so I thought I would share the Amazon summary: 

Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—"Scout"—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a MockingbirdGo Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past—a journey that can only be guided by one's own conscience.

The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes

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This book is set right after World War II and follows the stories of women who are on a ship from Australia heading to meet the men they were promised to marry. It seems that the lives of the women will be intertwined with the other men on the ship which could cause emotional and physical upheaval.

I was immediately drawn to this book because of the time period. I have an infatuation with historical fiction especially around World War II. I've also never heard of these war brides and I was amazed to learn that this really happened. The characters in the story are fictional but the premise is based on events that actually took place. I am currently 15 pages into this book, even though I should really finish one of the others books first!

Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian

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I've had this book for several years now but I haven't actually finished it. I like the book but I have so many devotionals that it can become overwhelming. I am apart of an online Book Club and this is what they chose for the month. I guess there's no better time to finish it than now! The book has great advice on how to create a meaningful and deeper relationship with your husband through prayer.

The Devil in White City by Erik Larson

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I am SO excited to read this book although I will most likely definitely have nightmares. It's a true story about the events surrounding the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893. The book alternates between the architect who designed the World Fair and also a man masquerading as a doctor, who is actually a serial killer. It sounds like just the right amount of history and crazy to keep me interested! 

What is on your current reading list? I would love to hear!


  1. My mom read The Devil in the White City years ago! She is still raving about it! I've always wanted to check out Harper Lee's other book! I'm definitely adding it my list! I really want to read Mindy Kaling's books and I'm excited for Christina Lauren's new book Wicked Sexy Liar coming out today!! =)

    Happy Reading! Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

  2. A lot of your books are on my list as well. I have read Go Set a Watchman and I really liked it. You have to be a Mockingbird fan to really enjoy it. I'm reading Mindy Kaling's first book. I read her other book already and it was a laugh.

  3. LOVE love loved Devil in the White City! I will say it can be a little slow, but don't give up on it because it's such a great story! I just picked up After You and can't wait to read it :)