Winter 2019 Reading List

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You know how some people go skiing or snowboarding in the winter? For me the colder months are a perfect opportunity to snuggle up on the couch with blankets, throw pillows, Bandit at my feet and a warm drink in my hand. I light a candle (how #hygge of me), choose a book, and that’s where I can be found for hours afterwards. I never tire of reading. I get lost in narratives and character development. My taste in books is, as Rory Gilmore would say, “teasingly diverse”. I enjoy fiction and non fiction equally, and lately I’ve even gotten into poetry. If you’re curious, here’s what on my reading list for this winter.

Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist — I’m currently reading this for the second time because I just felt that I’m in a season in my life where these words resonate with me. This book is like a soothing cup of coffee for the busy soul. It’s a reminder and an invitation to slow down, appreciate moments as they happen and make the conscious effort to be present.

Devotions: The Selected Poems by Mary Oliver — I am ashamed to say that, as a writer, I haven’t read anything by Mary Oliver before and will correct this ASAP.

Pulse Points by Jennifer Down — I’ve come across this book through a gal that I follow on Instagram, and she always reads such wonderful things. This is a collection of short stories by a young Australian author, each giving a unique window into a moment of time in an ordinary life.

This is just a sample of what I plan to read in the next couple of months. I’m constantly with my nose in a book, and the best place to keep up with what I’m reading in real time is my Goodreads account. I’ve made it a goal for myself to read 30 books this year, and I’m excited by the challenge.

What are you reading right now?

Vanda