02 April 2013

Vacation Reads

I don't know about you all, but one of the BEST things to me about vacation (besides the very obvious poolside fun and endless hours spent drinking coffee and/or sleeping) is the opportunity to read books I don't normally have take the time to read.  I love knowing what books other people are enjoying, so I thought I'd share with you today the books that are in my travel bag.


I may have shared this before, but I love love Shauna Niequist's work.  The words she writes paint a picture in my mind, such that I want to read more.  Additionally, she has a similar view on entertaining and community as me.  I was so excited when I had an opportunity to get my hands on an advance copy of the book, and can't wait to crack it open this week. Additionally, if you're looking for some new (tried and trusted!) recipes to add to your repertoire, I'd encourage you to check it out.  The hardcover is on sale for only $10.98 now… yowza! Grab one while you can. PS… It's available for Super-Saver shipping on Amazon. Done and done.

I've heard such great things about Crazy Love by Francis Chan. It's been on my "read this soon" list for quite awhile.  Also - recently, my bf Chris discovered how great Francis' live talks are (what an inspiring dude) on YouTube, so I've enjoyed a few of those, and am now even more excited to check it out. This one's also only $10 on Amazon, and is also eligible for FREE shipping.  

Of all the books I've ever read, Henry Cloud's book Changes that Heal has impacted my outlook on life and the world more than any.  I've read it several times, and have enjoyed his other books, as well.  I trust the guy (my buddy Henry, that is), and though I haven't had any direct personal recommendations for his book Safe People, I purchased it anyway, because Henry Cloud is just that good

I also brought along a few months' worth of Real Simple (you know life has kept me pretty nutso when I have several months of that baby that haven't been opened!) and Madison Magazine, as well as the obligatory People, In Style, and other why-do-I-love-this-trash magazines that fit so well with a diet coke and poolside splashes.

I'd love to know… What's on your reading list?