Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. – Joseph Addison
And here we are, December has crept up on us and the next thing you know we’ll cleaning up bit of Christmas tree and making goals for 2016. I keep hearing ‘where did the year go?’. As ever, I’m approaching the end of this year with a desperate plea of the soul to slow down, savour what God has for us in the quiet of Advent and the Christmas season and maybe pick up a few more books whist snuggling with my family by the light of the twinkling Christmas tree lights. Slow is a discipline, it’s intentional and some days I feel like I’m digging my heals in and dust is flying behind me – but slow is my jam, slow is on my ‘to-do’ list (wink).
So here are a few books on the shelf this month.
In the hand:
The Greatest Gift – Ann Voskamp
Unwrapping The Greatest Gift – Ann Voskamp
(reading this with the children everyday)
Creativity, Inc – Ed Catmull
Composing A Life – Mary Catherine Bateson
For The Love – Jen Hatmaker
(This is SERIOUSLY laugh.out.loud funny!)
On The Kindle
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
As ever, my reading repertoire also includes lots of bible, poetry and various read-alouds with the children.
So what would you recommend for my ‘must read’ list for next year?