Show Us Your Books – July ’17

July 11, 2017

I’m trying to be better about my expectations when it comes to reading. I feel like I have to finish each book that I start to read. It is so dumb because I hate doing that. Some books just don’t interest me like others. I need to stop caring so much and just read what I love and want to and be happy with my pace.

Couldn’t Stop Reading

Worth the Wrestle by Sheri Dew – I finally finished this book and hands down, making it on my top 10 books list. It is so perfectly written for our day in age and it exceeded my expectations. I saved so many quotes and had so many sticky notes in it. Sheri Dew isn’t afraid to tell it like it is all the while sharing her personal experiences that are the same as we experience today. It’s so nice to see a Church leader share those same feelings with us.

Fine Reads

The Burnout Cure by Julie de Azevedo Hanks – I didn’t finish this book. It was a good read, and I had been at it for a year but towards the end I just didn’t care to finish it. The whole workbook idea just really makes me want to read the book less but she has incredible insight. It wasn’t a terrible book but I obviously didn’t read it in a day.

Did Not Finish/Still Reading

Cultivate by Lara Casey – I really like this book. Though I am starting to feel like her thoughts are repetitive but written in different ways. I will definitely finish this because I love Lara’s books and I know this one is great! eBook

Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley – I’ve only read a few pages but it seems like it’s going to be a good book! It is a workbook and that tends to keep me from finishing the book so I hope I can stick with this one! hardbound book

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter just celebrated 20 YEARS! That’s so awesome!!! :) I haven’t picked this book up in a while because I’ve been trying to read other books but I might just read this one because it’s different than all of the self-help/religious books I’ve been reading/trying to read. Harry Potter never disappoints!

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  • Reply Carly July 11, 2017 at 10:12 AM

    I think I have both Cultivate and Grace not Perfection on my list, so it was nice to hear your initial thoughts on both of them. I’ve been wanting to reread Harry Potter, and seeing it in a few book posts today makes me want to even more.

  • Reply Tanya @ A Mindful Migration July 11, 2017 at 12:12 PM

    Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite HP book. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since Sorcerer’s Stone. I really struggle with quitting books too. I keep thinking they will get good and so often they don’t!

  • Reply SMD July 11, 2017 at 5:54 PM

    Emily Ley of the planner fame?

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says July 11, 2017 at 6:47 PM

    I have never read a Harry Potter book. I don’t see myself doing so unless my daughter wants to and then I’ll read along with her.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders July 11, 2017 at 7:26 PM

    I totally agree with you that Harry Potter is always a good idea, especially since it was just the anniversary. I love Emily Ley so much, but I haven’t had a chance to pick up her book just yet.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag July 12, 2017 at 7:23 AM

    The third Harry Potter is my favorite. I can’t wait for the illustrated edition to come out this fall.


    • Reply Ashley July 12, 2017 at 9:51 AM

      Everyone I talk to says that about book #3!!

  • Reply Tayler Morrell July 20, 2017 at 9:40 PM

    I want to read Grace Not Perfection!

    • Reply Ashley July 22, 2017 at 3:31 PM

      I’ve only read a few pages and I think I’ll really like it! If you ever read it, let me know what you think!

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