What I Read In 2018

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I love books! I love just the smell of books; and I could spend hours just perusing through various books, walking away with a sense of joy just from being there. I usually enjoy a good fictional novel, however this year’s reads and book purchases have been all non-fiction. I am open to a good fictional book recommendation so please comment your favourites below.

Here is a list of some of the books I am exploring this year:

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Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines

I am obsessed with cookbooks! I don’t really know what it is about them (likely the colorful pictures of delicious food). I may be equally obsessed with Joanna Gaines…but who isn’t? Magnolia Table is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it’s also filled with delicious comfort food recipes.


Home Body by Joanna Gaines

Did I mention that I am a huge fan of Joanna Gaines? When I found out that she had written an interior design book, I had to have it! This is a great “How To” book on how to incorporate design elements into every room of your house, filled with visual examples great for us amateur designers.

Awaken by Priscilla Shirer

Awaken is a 90 day daily devotional that encourages you to start each day spending time with God. I really enjoyed this devotional by Priscilla Shirer.

The following books on my list I have not yet read, but I am excited to see what they are all about, especially as I think about heading into the new year.

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

This book has been generating so much buzz. I just have to find out what all the fuss is about! I do love the premise “Stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be.”


The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy & Kathy Keller

After reading a few quotes from this book, I’m excited to dig into it. Have you read this book? What did you think?


It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst

Another book with lots of buzz. This year has been a particularly challenging year, so I look forward to reading a book that offers encouragement and perspective.

What’s on your reading list? Do you have any recommendations for me? Please comment below!